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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

The two studies came out of the UK's Tracking Cancer Evolution through Therapy (TRACERx) trial.

Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'

The new funding supports clinical trials as well as preclinical work to identify biomarkers of therapeutic response. 

The researchers will sequence the genomes and transcriptomes of 250 breast cancer patients in the first phase, returning information from 16 actionable genes. 

Inivata plans to use the new funds to accelerate clinical studies to validate its liquid biopsy technology platform and commercialize its first products.

The work identified specific groups of somatic mutations that might be ideal to hunt for in ctDNA to monitor tumor burden, guide treatment, or follow therapeutic response.

The institute will house more than 1,200 scientists researching cancer, heart disease, lung disease, infectious disease, and other ailments.

Cancer Research UK unveils seven 'grand challenges' that it will fund researchers to tackle.

An Institute of Cancer Research-led team conducted a meta-analysis that uncovered five new variants linked to glioma development, including one that greatly increases risk of glioblastoma.

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.