Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center

The Hospital for Sick Children and the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center are conducting a whole-genome sequencing study of 1,000 pediatric brain cancer tumors.

A recent study combined analysis of a patient's tumor genome and transcriptome sequences to guide treatment of tongue adenocarcinoma with Pfizer's Sutent (sunitinib) and Bayer's Nexavar (sorafenib).

Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.