Genomics vs. Cancer

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While cancer research never stays still for long, the past year saw major shifts in the application of genomic tools to the field. Last fall, The Cancer Genome Atlas published initial results of its first programs in glioblastoma multiforme; around the same time, the Tumor Sequencing Project Consortium reported its early findings from an international study of lung adenocarcinoma. On the technology side, next-gen sequencing continues to revolutionize the field as it has radically altered the types of questions scientists can ask of precious tumor samples.

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In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.