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A study reported this week that measuring changes in the numbers of specific circulating tumor DNA mutations can rapidly identify breast cancer patients who will have better outcomes.

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.

Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.