Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

This Week in Science

In Science this week: applying genome-editing technologies to crops, and more.

Researchers analyzed the exomes of metastatic tumor samples from patients who died of breast cancer to piece together the genomic evolution.

Name: Ian Campbell
Title: Associate professor, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An array-based analysis by researchers from Australia and elsewhere has identified a gene that is often missing in ovarian cancers that become resistant to liposomal doxorubicin chemotherapy, hinting that it may serve as a marker for such acquired resistance.

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded the University of Queensland about US$19.3 million to support it's cancer genome sequencing project aimed at characterizing pancreatic and ovarian cancers.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.