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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genes selected for in potato domestication, method sequencing and haplotyping analysis on single cells, and more.

The Jackson Laboratory and Seven Bridges have won a $2 million grant to create a platform for coordinating research with patient-derived tumor xenograft data sets.

The company is developing a companion diagnostic to identify head and neck cancer patients most likely to benefit from Erbitux.

The firm plans to develop and evaluate the utility of an ethnically diverse group of metastatic prostate cancer patient-derived xenograft models.

DxTerity aims to develop a genomic blood test to identify which cancer patients are most likely to benefit from radiation therapy or are at risk for toxicity.

A new genome sequence study suggests sequence conservation is more common in HPV16 isolates from individuals with cancer or pre-cancerous conditions.

When investigators retraced recurrent mutations, expression changes, and methylation shifts in hundreds of Wilms tumor case, they identified two main pathways.

The trial will evaluate a single CTC analysis pipeline that incorporates cell enumeration and isolation systems from Menarini-Silicon Biosystems.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genes needed for effective cancer immunotherapy, and more.

The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.