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Molecular features in primary and recurrent glioblastomas indicated that key initiator mutations turned up years before diagnosis, often persisting in recurrent tumors.

The researchers used DNA methylation profiles to define 82 central nervous system tumor classes, some of which differed from WHO tumor classes.

The team aims to release the new resource sometime next year, with the hope that it will become as widely used as other institute databases.

A partnership involving Heidelberg University Hospital, the National Center for Tumor Diseases, and the German Cancer Research Institute is serving patients across Germany.

Questions remain about how the €6.7 billion ($7.6 billion) pledged for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud over the next four years will be spent.

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – A German team led by Nobel Laureate Harald zur Hausen is using DNA and RNA sequencing as part of its search for unknown animal pathogens with possible roles in human cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Proteomics today said that it will collaborate with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) on the discovery and development of molecular diagnostic tests for colon and pancreatic cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The presence or absence of human papillomavirus DNA on its own in an individual's head or neck cancer does not provide enough information to help predict a patient's survival, according to a pair of new papers in the journal Cancer Research.

Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,202,978, "Compositions for detecting group A streptococci."
Reinhold Pollner and Paul Darby are named as inventors on the patent.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.