Hospital for Sick Children

In Genome Biology this week: genome sequencing study of a wild cherry tree, transcriptomic analysis of a planarian model organism, and more.

The results suggest that some Ewing sarcomas could be detected earlier, when they are easier to treat.

A Canadian project aims to sequence the lynx and the snowshoe hare, according to CBC News.

The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.

The national PROFYLE study seeks to sequence tumor and matched normal samples from children and young adults with relapsed or treatment-resistant cancer.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: sequencing to understand medulloblastoma metastases, genome and transcriptome implicates TAP1 in X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism, and more.

Personal Genome Project Canada reports its first wave of data, which includes some unexpected findings, the Globe and Mail writes.

Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.

The funding will support various projects and research centers that are advancing precision medicine and genomic technology development.

Standard Workup

Researchers say genetic testing should be part of diagnosing cerebral palsy, according to the Toronto Star.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.