OICR Canadian Consortium Launches COVID Cloud to Support Molecular Research Led by DNAstack and supported by Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster, COVID Cloud looks to build a nationwide bioinformatics infrastructure to address the pandemic. Large-Scale Pan-Cancer Analysis Expands Set of Alterations Disrupting Key Genes, Pathways Members of a large, international consortium tapped into whole-genome sequences from nearly 2,700 tumors to explore coding and non-coding variants contributing to cancer. Prostate Cancer Methylation Levels Linked to Regulatory Variants in Germline Researchers identified variants in the germline that appear to influence DNA methylation levels in prostate cancer tumors or in precancerous tissues. Cancer-Associated Circular RNAs Catalogued Across Tumor Types Researchers used exome capture RNA sequencing to come up with a collection of circRNAs in dozens of cancer types, including proposed prostate cancer markers. Environmental Factors Can Override Genetic Ancestry for Gene Expression Linked to Disease Researchers found that air pollution levels affected the expression of genes linked to cardio-metabolic and respiratory traits more than genetic ancestry. Nov 1, 2017 Study Highlights Molecular Changes in Tumor-Neighboring Tissue in Breast Cancer Patients Oct 24, 2017 Cancer Drug Response Linked to Transcript Isoform Markers Oct 17, 2017 Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Releases Strategic Plan, Announces Driver Projects Premium Jul 6, 2017 Software Offers Analysis Alternative for Cancer Studies Lacking Matched Controls Premium May 25, 2017 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Launches Translational Research Programs Feb 23, 2017 Teams Publish Updates On Using MinIon Data to Map Methylation Marks Premium Jan 9, 2017 Aggressive Prostate Cancer Harbors Genomic Patterns Oct 12, 2016 Pancreatic Cancer Evolution May Occur Through Rapid Rearrangements Apr 4, 2016 Intel-OHSU Data Sharing Cloud to Include Pilot Projects in Prostate, Other Cancers Premium Mar 31, 2016 Dana-Farber, OICR Join OSHU-led Cancer Data Sharing Effort Feb 23, 2015 Team Demonstrates De Novo Assembly of Bacterial Genome from Nanopore Data Alone Premium Dec 12, 2014 ICGC Taps Annai's ShareSeq to Host Cancer Genomes Dataset Sep 25, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Sep 25, 2014 Aug 20, 2014 OICR Joins Open Cloud Consortium to Expand Access to Cancer Genomics Data Jul 17, 2014 Ontario-led Team Receives $4.7M from Movember to Develop Dx to Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment Apr 23, 2014 Scientists in Ontario, Israel Team to Investigate Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis Apr 22, 2014 OICR Team Describes 2D Pooling to Find Rare Variants in NGS Data More Efficiently and at Lower Cost Premium Nov 8, 2013 DREAM Challenge Seeks Ways to Identify Cancer-linked Mutations in Sequence Data Oct 10, 2013 Four Canadian Genomics Projects Receive $6.7M in Funding Jun 24, 2013 OICR Invests $49M in Genomics, Translational Research Programs Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.