Re-expression of DUX4, which is normally silenced in somatic tissues, appeared to stymie MHC class I-related immune activity in several solid cancer types.
Never smokers make up an increasing portion of lung cancer patients, and researchers are working to tease out their genetic and environmental risk.
Following an April hackathon and work from Melbourne Genomics and Fred Hutch, the Broad is about to release a long-awaited AWS version of its Cromwell workflow engine.
Clinical trials investigating whether epigenetic treatment can restore susceptibility to other treatments are underway in colorectal, lung, and breast cancers.
Researchers identified 40 new and 55 known risk variants using a GWAS meta-analysis that included low-frequency variants gleaned from genome sequence data.
The projects are organized by the Eliminate Cancer Initiative, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The partners said they have agreed to work together on projects in a range of diseases, as well as establish research alliances with groups in China and Africa.
In PLOS this week: statistical approach for finding somatic mutation-based associations, genomic and methylomic patterns in virulent and non-virulent forms of a swine respiratory pathogen, and more.
In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.
In PNAS this week: pan-cancer analysis of Fbw7 mutations, COBASI approach to find single-nucleotide variants, and more.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.
MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.