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Investigators developed a droplet digital PCR assay targeting driver mutations and found that changes in circulating DNA were correlated with response to radiation.

The researchers are studying the molecular links between bile duct cancer and liver fluke infection, and testing a vaccine to protect against infection.

The company is collecting validation evidence it intends to submit to the FDA next year, which will also support launch of  the test as an LDT.

Using meat and clinical samples collected prospectively over a year, researchers found evidence for poultry-to-human transmission of Escherichia coli sequence type 131.

The FDA and an academic research consortium have released a framework for communicating high-throughput sequencing computations and data analysis.

A Butterfly's Wings

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

A small study of prostate cancers from African American and European American men uncovered ancestry-associated splicing with apparent ties to tumor aggressiveness and resistance.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is providing informatics services for an NCI-funded project to standardize cancer genomics ontologies.

The team used genome- or exome-wide analysis of participants with BRCA 1/2 mutations to come to its conclusions.

The business centers around a metagenome taxonomic profiling tool called CensuScope that was developed in the lab of GWU's Raja Mazumder.

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.