St. Jude

Genome and transcriptome sequences from hundreds of pediatric cancer cases led to somatic mutations and fusions suspected of producing potentially targetable antigens.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new Neanderthal mitochondrial genome, and more.

Independent research teams took a look at the mutations, gene fusions, and other alterations that may inform pediatric T-ALL treatment and outcome predictions.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.

Suspicious variants were uncovered through analyses of pediatric cancer survivors from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study and Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Results from up to eight stages of mouse or human retina development highlight the importance of histone modifications and other epigenetic shifts during differentiation.

Roughly one-fifth of adult cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia are marked by Philadelphia chromosome-like expression. 

Children's Genomics

US News and World Report takes a look at genomics' role at pediatric hospitals.

Expression profiles of 1,900 B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases point to the presence of a subtype marked by rearrangements in transcription factor DUX4.

The partners will exchange all information they have on genetic mutations leading to cancer with an eye toward accelerating research and drug discovery efforts.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.