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

Infectious Protein?

A mouse study suggests that beta-amyloid may be an infectious protein, New Scientist reports.

The Canadian government, along with various Canadian provinces and private sector partners, have committed C$17 million to the projects.

Using point mutation and structural variant patterns in 133 ovarian cancer cases, researchers identified seven clusters to classify the disease and predict patient outcomes.

The consortium is collecting data from different omics streams for a cohort of individuals with autism spectrum disorders with the long-term goal of improving treatment.

In Nature this week: studies of prostate cancer aggressiveness, and more.

The method allows analysis of copy number at the individual cell level with greater coverage uniformity and more reliable detection than other approaches.

The researchers will use genomics to address challenges facing Canada's forestry, healthcare, agricultural, and aquacultural industries.

The Canadian company recently published results of a study demonstrating the utility of its pharmacogenomic testing and decision support platform.

Researchers demonstrated that Strand-seq directional single-cell sequencing can be used to assemble consensus chromosome haplotypes for an individual.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.