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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics today announced an exclusive, worldwide licensing deal with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a genetic test to improve donor matching in bone marrow transplants.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Inherited genetic variants — including some found at variable frequencies in different human populations — can significantly bump up an individual's risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a multi-population genome-wide association study out last

The Association for Molecular Pathology's annual meeting, held last week in Long Beach, Calif., focused strongly on next-generation sequencing and its implementation in the clinic, especially for diagnosing, monitoring, and tailoring treatments for cancer.

Insight Genetics has been awarded a contract from the National Cancer Institute worth nearly $1.5 million to begin clinical testing of its qPCR-based assay for ALK mutations in lung cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project announced today that it is releasing genome sequence data for hundreds of matched tumor-normal samples assessed through the collaboration.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies published online this weekend point to histone and chromatin remodeling genes as culprits in a subset of brain cancers occurring in children and young adults.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.