By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mayo Clinic has launched a project that will use genome and tumor sequencing and mouse models to help develop and tailor breast cancer treatment and to discover why some tumors do not respond to therapy, Mayo said today.

Researchers in the Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy Study, or the Beauty Project, will sequence the genomes of breast cancer patients before they are treated and the genomes from their cancer tumors both before and after treatment.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.