Texas Children's Cancer Center

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.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.