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One team examined single-nucleotide variation, indels, and copy-number variations in ASD, while the other focused on large structural variations.

Two studies described de novo gene mutations involved in autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions, while weeding out unrelated changes.

Researchers combined a microfluidic technology called the CTC-iChip with digital PCR to potentially improve cancer detection in hepatocellular carcinoma patients.

Researchers incorporated deep phenotyping and gene expression profiles to tease apart gene networks that are altered in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

 The partners will use Namocell's Single Cell Dispenser platform for cell sorting and to capture CTCs.

An international team of researchers examined genetic and lifestyle factors linked to heart disease in some 55,600 people.

By analyzing the transcriptomes of more than 4,000 individual cells, researchers identified stem cell-like cellular subpopulations in six oligodendroglioma tumors.

The lead investigators said that Foundation Medicine's NGS test will enable the beginning of targeted treatment within seven days of diagnosis. 

The healthcare provider organizations are tasked with managing patient enrollment in the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Reversal for Some

Nature News writes that efforts like ExAC are enabling researchers to call some seemingly disease-linked variants as benign.

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A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.

Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.

A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.