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Scientific American reports that environmental DNA sampling can detect invasive brown marmorated stinkbugs before they've fully invaded a farm.

The LOHGIC algorithm is currently being used to analyze tumor sequencing assay results as part of the Rutgers Cancer Institute's precision medicine program.

LASSO probes

The approach, published earlier this week in Nature Biomedical Engineering, uses long-adapter single-strand oligonucleotide (LASSO) probes.

The researchers uncovered four Tourette disorder risk genes through exome sequencing of parent-child trios, and estimated there could be hundreds more.

Two researchers devised a protocol to sequence DNA from ancient samples and tested it on 100-year-old museum specimens.

The agency is funding genome sequencing and analysis centers to research the genomic basis of common diseases, as well as ongoing rare disease research.

A study in Molecular Cell shows CRISPR-Cas9-like genome editing in human cells and suggests one protein could be an RNA-guided, RNA-cleaving endonuclease.

With the award, the Rutgers University's Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey unit will provide pluripotent stem cell derivation and quality control services.

The new workflow, which was validated across three separate laboratories in New Jersey, is a critical step toward standardizing the use of RNA-seq in clinical genomics.

The oncology data warehouse started by the Moffitt Cancer Center and Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center now has nine members.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.