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The program is in its third year monitoring individuals with these mutations to try to detect disease early, understand their risk, and develop preventive treatments.

The Manhattan-based lab will scale its capacity to process 20,000 tests per day by November and provide results dedicated to the city.

Epic may also develop a liquid biopsy test combining the chromosomal instability biomarker with other markers to predict prostate cancer treatment response.

A new study found that FOXA1 missense mutations were enriched in metastatic breast tumors and were associated with lower response to aromatase inhibitors. 

A Myriad Genetics-funded team found that an 86-SNV polygenic score could modify breast cancer risk in women with pathogenic mutations in cancer risk genes.

At Scientific American, a trio calls on community leaders, scientists, and others to prevent increased racial and economic disparities in science due to pandemic-related school closures.

The technique could be used to study DNA repair at high resolution in space, time, and genomic coordinates, the researchers said.

Two studies presented at ASCO's virtual annual meeting demonstrated the clinical utility of germline findings in guiding treatment decisions in cancer.

Breast cancer risk in carriers of pathogenic CHEK2 variants may be classified as low, moderate, or high by adding in polygenic risk score and family history data.

Paul Marks Dies

According to the New York Times, Paul Marks, the former president and chief executive of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has died at 93.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.