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Researchers unearth instances of horizontal gene transfer between bacteria used in making cheese, New Scientist reports.

The healthcare provider organizations are tasked with managing patient enrollment in the Precision Medicine Initiative.

The large-scale study is designed to advance personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer to help meet the organization's goal of doubling patient survival rates by 2020.

California researchers screened some 850 miRNAs to uncover one that inhibits growth in cancer cells with KRAS mutations, which are linked to poor survival.

The University of California, San Diego's Roger Tsien, who helped develop green fluorescent protein into a research tool, has died.

Mass spec-based analysis of CFS patients shows an analyte signature indicative of a stalled, underperforming metabolism, and could help diagnose the condition.

The consortium is made up of Genome Profiling, Rob Knight's UCSD lab, KromaTid, Metabolon, and Orig3n, and is sponsored by a new company called Interome.

A study of twins, unrelated individuals, and post-mortem brain samples suggests genetic factors contribute to cortical features and functions in humans.

The researchers identified new combinations of mutated genes and drugs that could provide the platform for future cancer therapies. 

A UCSD research team looked at whole-genome sequencing data for breast cancer patients to better understand kataegis and cancer prognosis.


In PLOS this week: role for Notch signaling in congenital heart disease, sciatica risk variants, and more.

Researchers in China have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach to alter the length of hair fibers in cashmere goats.

According to ScienceInsider, the Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are merging.

National Cancer Institute researchers didn't report severe adverse events to Food and Drug Administration in a timely manner, the Wall Street Journal reports.