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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Metagenomic sequencing methods are increasingly being explored for soil forensics as investigators push for ways to use microbial DNA profiles to differentiate similar soils from distinct locales.

Monoquant, an Australian company spun out of Flinders University to commercialize molecular methods to monitor minimal residual disease in blood cancers, has developed a PCR-based DNA assay that can routinely detect one cancerous cell in 10 million normal cells in chronic myeloid

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.