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The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has installed GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench to support the institution's UCSF500 NGS panel.

A metagenomic test of spinal fluid found that a man's encephalitis was due to a tapeworm, Scientific American reports.

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A nursing professor got her genome sequenced to see whether her students would be ready for patients with such results, CBS SF reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: 90 ancient Egyptian mitochondrial genomes analyzed, and more.

The PAM50 breast cancer classifier successfully split prostate cancer samples into luminal and basal subtypes with ties to patient outcomes and treatment response.

The researchers uncovered four Tourette disorder risk genes through exome sequencing of parent-child trios, and estimated there could be hundreds more.

Parental smoking linked to deletions observed among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, CBS News reports.

Specialized single-cell "cores" are popping up to help scientists get the most out of new technologies.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.

The program will provide two young scientists with funding for independent research as well as resources to help them commercialize their technology.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.