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By looking at genes and pathways with altered expression in tumor samples, researchers uncovered potential treatment targets beyond those provided by tumor DNA testing.

Researchers have sequenced pumas from North and South America to enable better identification of inbreeding, Cosmos magazine reports.

At ASHG, researchers showed why they're moving away from limited, linear human reference genome representations and towards a more inclusive future.

The anonymous gift, to be made in annual installments over 10 years, will support interdisciplinary work at the campus's Genomics Institute headquarters.

Using 350 human genomes from different populations, the two centers plan to develop a multi-genome reference sequence that is as complete as possible.

By sequencing an Indus Valley Civilization representative and related individuals, investigators learned more about the South Asian ancestry, farming history, and languages.

Researchers have launched a startup called Fluxus to commercialize a platform based on the optofluidic chip for molecular analysis.

Two BioRxiv preprints describe new algorithms that the developers say can accelerate the pace of genome analysis.

The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

At the AACR meeting, Elaine Mardis detailed efforts at Nationwide Children's Hospital to sequence patients' DNA and RNA to help inform therapeutic decisions.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.