Brigham and Women's Hospital

Researchers identified unique ALK rearrangements in patients that lack previously known indicators of mesothelioma.

Two independent research teams published findings for melanoma patients treated with vaccines developed against neo-antigens in their tumors that sequencing uncovered.

Dubbing itself a "telegenomics company," San Francisco startup Genome Medical announced the launch this week of its genetic consultation services offering.

Ravi Parikh

Brigham & Women's Ravi Parikh coauthored a recent NEJM commentary calling for a Precision Delivery Initiative to supplement the Precision Medicine Initiative.

 

Researchers saw a small, but significant uptick in self-reported healthy eating and exercise frequency after 23andMe or Pathway Genomics DTC testing.

The semifinalists will receive $50,000 each to develop prototypes of their concepts for submission in the second phase of the challenge.

The company has developed a suite of initial products focused on ancestry that will compete with offerings from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA.

The Family Variant

The Columbus Dispatch tells the story of two sisters who've inherited a rare genetic illness.

Researchers identified mutations present prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that coincided with MDS survival and relapse.

After six months of follow up, the costs of additional tests and consultations in the group receiving whole-genome sequencing were not significantly higher than in the control group.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.