The funding will support the British Columbia Cancer Agency's effort to use genome sequencing to develop personalized treatment strategies for cancer patients.
Among 100 adults and six children recruited between June 2012 and August 2014, most were successfully sequenced and a majority of those had actionable results.
Researchers leading the POG trial are hoping this year to sequence the whole genomes of 300 cancer patients in an effort to find the best treatment options for them.
The goal is to analyze a variety of genomic techniques, including sequencing, to develop a test that will determine whether AML patients should receive chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation.
The Genome British Columbia program will kick off with funding totaling around $9 million for three personalized medicine studies.
Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.
US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.
A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.
In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.