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At the AMP meeting this week, JHU's Sara Sukumar discussed efforts to adapt a cell-free methylated DNA assay for breast cancer to a Cepheid Xpert cartridge.

The initial phase of GENIE, which stands for Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange, involves seven founding members and two informatics partners.

Called Decipher GRID, the program will initially focus on genomic data on prostate cancer and is expected eventually to include other urologic cancers.  

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team headed by scientists at the Van Andel Research Institute and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University will receive $7.5 million in funding for a three-year period from VARI to continue epigenetics research into cancer, the in

A study published this week has shown methylation status in a panel of genes may be useful to non-invasively monitor breast cancer recurrence and treatment response.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies appearing online today in Science Translational Medicine suggest that kidney tumors stemming from exposure to a plant compound once used in Chinese medicine are characterized by both rampant somatic mutation rates and a distinct mutational si

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An anonymous donor has provided $500,000 to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to advance its genomics-based screening test for ovarian and endometrial cancers, the cancer center announced on Thursday.

With a proof-of-concept study in hand showing that it's possible to detect cancer-related chromosomal rearrangements and copy number glitches directly from blood samples, a Johns Hopkins University-led team is considering the most appropriate clinical application for the approach

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study in Nature Genetics suggests alterations to two chromatin-remodeling genes — ARID1A and ARID1B — are linked to particularly poor neuroblastoma outcomes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have demonstrated that they can directly detect cancer-related chromosomal alterations in patient blood samples by sequencing cell-free DNA without prior knowledge of alterations present in the actual tu

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.