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Researchers reported that natural killer cells produce a cytokine that recruits stimulatory dendritic cells to the tumor to boost patients' response to T-cell-based immunotherapies.

With panel sequencing data for more than 143,000 individuals, researchers characterized intragenic copy number variants in hundreds of monogenic disease genes.

Researchers treated a fetus with a severe genetic disorder while still in the womb, according to the New York Times.

Doctors and patients are still trying to figure out what role at-home genetic testing should play in healthcare, Newsweek says.

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.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.