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.

Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.