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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In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.

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This webinar will demonstrate how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago.