UCSF

A separate UCSF group has already begun implementing a different version of the metagenomic sequencing assay in the clinic.

Investigators from several centers outlined tumor features, treatment strategies, and clinical trial classifications coming from tumor-germline clinical sequencing programs.

Conducting studies on Latina and African-American women produces population-specific insights on the genetics of the disease that aren't possible to glean in European-heavy GWAS.

Using large-scale GWAS data, researchers saw shared genetic contributors for ALS and frontotemporal dementia, as well as ALS and progressive supranuclear palsy.

Diverse Data Needed

Gizmodo writes that if personalized medicine is to benefit all, studies need to include diverse populations.

CU Denver and UC San Francisco teams are independently performing whole-genome sequencing to find genes involved in reduced efficacy of a common bronchodilator drug.

Sample Ethics

The authors of and the journal that published the sequencing study of the Atacama skeleton have responded to concerns over how the sample was obtained.

The transcription factor FOXM1 marked meningioma cases with poorer outcomes and enhanced cell proliferation, based on integrated exome, expression, and epigenetic profiles.

Mutations identified in DNA from the infant's skeleton were linked to bone disorders, including scoliosis, dwarfism, and skeletal dysplasia.

Pages

American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.