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An RNA test in development that confirms whether a patient has HCV within 40 minutes could enable diagnosis and prescribing treatment during a single office visit.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

Metagenomics can help researchers and clinicians uncover sources of infectious disease and discern whether pathogens are resistant to antimicrobials.

Go Small or Go Big?

The Wall Street Journal reports that some researchers are pinning their hopes to small, targeted clinical trials, while others argue large trials are still needed.

Researchers found that functional assays could improve the classification of cystic fibrosis-related missense variants with variable disease expressivity.

A panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting discussed the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of germline gene editing.

BGI will study pancreatic cancer with a group at Johns Hopkins and develop a diagnostic test for preterm birth detection with Mount Sinai Hospital researchers.  

Data from almost 19,500 individuals did not show clear ties between a heterozygous mutation in the HBB hemoglobin beta gene and ischemic stroke risk.

At the ACMG meeting, a Johns Hopkins researcher described how she used the social media platform to contact and survey more than 150 patients with two rare diseases.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.