NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A flurry of new studies is outlining findings from the first phase of an analysis that brings together Cancer Genome Atlas data on up to a dozen cancer types.

Members of the Pan-Cancer Initiative scoured sequence data for thousands of samples assessed by TCGA to look for genomic features, oncogenic signatures, and potential treatment targets shared between multiple or many cancer types.

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An Australian study of personalized medicine has run into problems as it recruits patients.

In Science this week: mtDNA analysis give glimpse into decline of Neanderthals in Europe, and more.

The University of Arizona's Raina Maier writes that an understanding of the Earth's microbiome is needed.

The proposed Canadian budget emphasizes partnerships with industry, Nature News reports.

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This online seminar will demonstrate how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease.