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Investigators published an initial report on the method, which they call cfMeDIP-Seq, last week, and are now hoping to move to analysis of samples from longitudinal health studies.

The approach, called cfMeDIP-seq, could distinguish early-stage pancreatic cancer from healthy controls and differentiate several types of cancer.

Epic Sciences will donate its No Cell Left Behind platform to the clinical trial, which will enroll about 1,000 patients over three years.

Expression and copy number profiles from histologically normal duct tissue near tumors suggest a "field of cancerization" may exist in epithelial cells around cancer.

Using genomic data from large cancer cell line collections, investigators identified versions of spliced genes that spell better or worse drug response.

The researchers are developing a province-wide registry of targeted sequencing test results for the study that will be made available to other cancer researchers.

With exome sequences, RNA sequences, and methylation profiles, investigators uncovered differences between radiation-induced and sporadic forms of meningioma.

The initiatives are being funded with C$24 million over two years and will focus on acute leukemia, immuno-oncology, and brain, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer.

Researchers demonstrated the feasibility of finding multiple myeloma mutations with a new circulating tumor DNA sequencing method known as LB-Seq. 

In two studies, researchers sequenced nearly 500 tumors to uncover hallmarks of aggressive prostate cancer.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.