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

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Researchers find that genetic testing of pediatric brain cancer can uncover clinically relevant alterations, Technology Review reports.

The results of the Harvard-led study suggest that the immune system struggles to infiltrate and attack tumors with more aneuploidy.

The study showed that targeted sequencing was feasible, identified many clinically relevant alterations, and directed effective targeted therapy in several cases.

The study also found that esophageal squamous cell carcinomas resemble head and neck cancer, while esophageal adenocarcinomas are similar to gastric cancers.

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Using sequencing approaches, researchers are learning more about what drives breast cancer metastasis and resistance.

The partners aim to create a broad collection of high-quality genomic and clinical data from multiple myeloma patients to improve disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Exome and transcriptome sequences uncovered features that characterized testicular germ cell tumors by whether they did or did not respond to treatment.

Using two guide RNAs to excise chunks of the genome, an international team identified lncRNAs essential and inhibitory to human cancer cell line proliferation.

The lead investigators said that Foundation Medicine's NGS test will enable the beginning of targeted treatment within seven days of diagnosis. 

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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.