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The amount of cancer data being generated is driving researchers to develop artificial intelligence and deep machine-learning methods to help them keep up.

Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'

Researchers hope to identify exosomal biomarkers that can predict or detect cancer recurrence and metastasis at its earliest stages.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

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

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: double-strand breaks in the mouse genome, metabolomic features of yeast deletion strains, and more.

The update includes several key initiatives such as a liquid biopsy database, a DoD-led longitudinal study, and NCI cloud collaborations with Amazon and Microsoft.

Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, led by Gabriela Chiosis, revealed how the complexes are important for tumor survival in certain cases.

The large-scale study is designed to advance personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer to help meet the organization's goal of doubling patient survival rates by 2020.

The partners said they will use genetic sequencing and a combination therapy to determine predictors of sustained minimal residual disease negativity.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.