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The researchers analyzed whole-exome sequencing data from 249 tumors and matched normal tissue from patients with known outcomes to immunotherapy.

Genomic analysis uncovered genetic, transcriptional, and drug response shifts between different cultures, or "strains," of the same human cancer cell lines.

As Dana-Farber migrates its dozens of medical and radiation oncology protocols to the Philips platform, its focus is on digital pathology, genomics, and informatics.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: structural variant profiles for metastatic prostate cancer; approach for visualizing mRNA, lncRNA transcription; and more.

Dana-Farber's MatchMiner adds structure to clinical trial data to automate the pairing of patient genomic profiles to specific cancer research.

Mayo Clinic researchers found that mutations in these genes could be found in nearly 6 percent of patients and argued for germline genetic testing for patients.

The researchers used 10X Genomics' linked-read genome sequencing approach to home in on rearrangements that affect the androgen receptor locus and its enhancer.

Go Small or Go Big?

The Wall Street Journal reports that some researchers are pinning their hopes to small, targeted clinical trials, while others argue large trials are still needed.

Evidence is accumulating that analyzing cell-free DNA and/or samples from circulating tumor cells provides a good surrogate for bone marrow in these patients.

In Genome Biology this week: antibody-independent chromatin interaction mapping method, computational approach for identifying common, rare cell types from single-cell data; and more.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.