Complete Genomics said this week that SAIC-Frederick, on behalf of the National Cancer Institute, will use the company's bioinformatics services to analyze genomic data from 50 pediatric cancer cases from several research centers as part of a nationwide study on pediatric cancer.

The company said that in addition to sequencing the 50 tumor-normal pairs, it will use its bioinformatics tools to identify mutations such as single nucleotide polymorphisms, insertions and deletions, copy number variations, and somatic variations.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.

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