Jefferson Medical College BostonGene, Thomas Jefferson University Partner on Head, Neck Cancer Research The partners will apply whole-exome and whole-transcriptome analysis to evaluate two existing drugs for squamous cell carcinoma treatment. Taproot Health, Five Cancer Centers Agree to Conduct Precision Oncology Master Trial, Share Data Within the master observational trial, the organizations have agreed to prospectively collect real world data and ultimately build a national oncology database. Jefferson Medical Wins $3M MicroRNA Grant The research will involve a partnership with Baylor that will focus on microRNA influences on platelet function in the blood. People in the News: Mar 10, 2009 Premium Al Luderer, Kevin Krenitsky Breaking News Earnings Roundup: Cytek Biosciences, ProPhase Labs, Applied DNA Sciences, Co-Diagnostics, More Paige, Sonora Quest Partner on Digital Pathology Workflows Ginkgo Bioworks, Rwandan Government Ink Biosecurity Agreement Expanded Genetic Testing Leads to Additional Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia Diagnoses Spatial Copy Number Variant Maps Shed Light on Clonal Cancer Development The Scan LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them. Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics. Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations. Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.