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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.

Scientists introduced an indel to a promoter region to mimic a benign, naturally-occurring mutation that activated fetal hemoglobin production.

Researchers from St. Jude Children's and the German Cancer Research Center used methylation and gene expression analyses to uncover the subtypes.

The deal could bolster Genelex's business, but CEO Kristine Ashcraft is hopeful that the integration with Epic Systems a sign of growing acceptance of pharmacogenetic testing.

With ProteinPaint, investigators can visualize sequence mutations, gene fusions, and RNA expression to interpret patterns in germline and tumor samples.

More than 8 percent of pediatric cancer cases considered by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project carried mutations affecting established cancer risk genes. 

Exome and targeted gene sequencing uncovered germline variations in the ETV6 gene that may increase susceptibility to acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

St. Jude's Richard Webby will assess the performance of InDevR's FluChip-8G test on non-seasonal influenza viruses.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.