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The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation launched the MMRF Answer Fund to engage researchers, clinicians, and patients in the search for better treatments.

The Genomic Data Commons, the MMRF, and the Project GENIE are all inking new arrangements around sharing genomics data and crowdsourcing analysis.  

The NCI Genomic Data Commons was launched this summer to  to centralize, standardize, and make available genomic and molecular data from various research programs.

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

The partners will compare Adaptive Bio's clonoSeq MRD test with flow cytometry for accuracy and reliability in monitoring MRD in multiple myeloma patients. 

GNS Healthcare and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation to use GNS' informatics solutions to explore genomic and clinical data from the CoMMpass study.

This article has been corrected to note that the next-generation sequencing component of the trial is currently observational only.

The American Association for Cancer Research has named personalized breast cancer treatment expert Jose Baselga as its new president-elect.

Peter Kim, former Merck Research Laboratories president, will return to his alma mater Stanford University as a professor of biochemistry at the School of Medicine.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is hoping that an open-access research portal containing detailed longitudinal clinical and genomic data from multiple myeloma patients will spur collaborative research that advances much needed molecularly-targeted treatments.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.