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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: alternative splicing patterns in sunflowers, EGFR inhibitor resistance in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: interactions between malignant and immune cells in ovarian cancer, gene regulatory features in mouse macrophages, and more.

The method uses hydrogel encapsulation, which mimics a tissue sample, in order to allow circulating tumor cell isolation and extraction through laser dissection.

The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.

The assay correlates shortened telomere lengths in patients of different ages to potential risks for inherited diseases, such as bone marrow failure syndrome and liver cancer.

Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.

The funding will support various projects and research centers that are advancing precision medicine and genomic technology development.

DivSeek was established in 2015 to support the genomic characterization of the 7 million crop accessions currently being stored at gene banks around the world.

Homologous recombination deficiency predicted with the HRDetect tool corresponded to favorable breast cancer outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Validation results presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting demonstrate that the test can be implemented clinically, replacing existing FISH and PCR assays.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.