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Members of the International Cancer Genome Consortium identified four main groups of HER2-positive breast tumors using genome sequencing and expression arrays.

TheSTARPlatform includes tools for analyzing genomic data from raw sequence through to variants calls as well as for compressing and storing data.

Researchers shared results from a benchmark study both identifying weaknesses and laying the groundwork for more accurate characterization of somatic mutations.

The group found that a combination of algorithms performs better than any one single algorithm.

Researchers did genome sequencing and copy number testing on samples from 100 pancreatic ductal carcinoma patients, building on prior ICGC exome findings.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from Japan and the US used a combination of whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and "oncovirome" sequencing to scrutinize matched tumor and normal samples from more than 500 individuals from different populations who had a form of liver cancer called hepatocel

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – By unraveling the order in which mutations turn up in esophageal adenocarcinoma and the non-cancerous conditions that precede it, members of the International Cancer Genome Consortium have found recurrently mutated genes that may help in esophageal cancer prediction and ear

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Cancer Genome Consortium today announced it has made data from more than 10,000 cancer genomes available to the research community.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A search for low-frequency cancer driver genes suggests truncating mutations to a transcription factor gene called CUX1 may be the impetus for cancer formation in a small but significant subset of cases across several cancer types.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Cancer Genome Consortium announced late on Tuesday four projects in China to identify the genomic drivers in colorectal, esophageal, liver, and nasopharyngeal cancers.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.