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Both studies found that about 40 percent of pediatric cancer patients have mutations with potential clinical significance, either for diagnosis or treatment.

The new Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics plans to routinely sequence every new patient that comes into the Texas Children's Cancer Center and hopes eventually to begin sequencing all new pediatric cancer cases in the state of Texas.

BCM has started a new pediatric cancer research center that will use clinical tumor sequencing for research and to develop treatments.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has given a nearly $500,000 grant to the Texas Children's Cancer Center and Baylor to identify glioma-causing genetic mutations.

The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.