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In PNAS this week: population structure in Helicoverpa, AMP-activated protein kinase levels in nicotine-exposed mice, and more.

The DocUBuild tool grew out of the eMERGE network and helps institutions curate and manage genomic educational material for clinicians and patients alike.

Partnering with researchers at McGill University, the Johns Hopkins team that developed the method has now demonstrated its power in a much larger group of patients.

The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer.

Broader View

At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

The proposed diagnostic platform will be able to identify and determine resistance of bloodstream infections within three hours.

Bacteria In Cahoots

Two bacterial species together help feed the development of colon cancer, according to the New York Times.

A study led by Johns Hopkins describes a method for automating slow, inaccurate manual chart review when searching for signs of misdiagnosis.

The multi-analyte assay could screen for cancers that currently lack early-stage detection methods, including ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, and esophageal cancers.

Hope, But...

The promise of precision medicine isn't yet a reality for many cancer patients, NPR reports.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.