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The researchers distinguished histologic subtypes of appendiceal cancer and confirmed that it is distinct from colorectal and other GI cancers.

The Genomic Interaction Visualization Engine offers open source tools for generating and implementing personal browsers for viewing genome interaction data.

The company will work with researchers at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center on two studies of patients with breast, lung, and colon cancers.

The research team has founded a startup called Ampera Life to commercialize the technology to detect genetic mutations and infectious agents in patients.

University of California, San Diego researchers have tried a CRISPR-based gene drive in mice, according to Nature News.

With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.

Researchers showed that the company's chips can be used to rapidly isolate exosomes from plasma or whole blood samples, allowing testing of cancer diagnostic markers.

Researchers described diet-related patterns of gut microbial diversity, microbiome ties to psychiatric disease, and more.

Researchers found that children with autism are more likely to inherit cis-regulatory structural variants from their fathers than their unaffected siblings.

Drive Away the Flies

University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.