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A UK researcher has streamlined how women at her hospital with ovarian cancer seek genetic testing.

The researchers reported that BRCA2 was the most commonly mutated germline DNA-repair gene in their cohort.

A new study suggests ctDNA in post-treatment blood samples may help predict relapse in early stage breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and surgery.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium of research centers led by the Institute of Cancer Research, London will partner with Illumina to launch a new sequencing-based testing program to analyze genetic mutations in cancer patients, the Wellcome Trust said today.

In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.