Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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.

This Week in PLOS

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.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: pan-cancer analysis of Fbw7 mutations, COBASI approach to find single-nucleotide variants, and more.

Smithsonian reports that some researchers are turning to gene editing to target established infections like herpes.

The institute is being funded with a gift from the family of recently deceased Costco Cofounder Jeff Brotman, and will be directed by UW's Jay Shendure.

The company combines screening of live, patient-derived tumor cells with DNA sequencing and data analysis to match individuals with optimal drug therapies.

The assay combines high-throughput drug screening of live, patient-derived tumor cells with DNA sequencing and data analysis to match patients with drug therapies.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.