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Two separate studies concluded that in most SEO cancer cases what they are seeing are two separate early-stage tumors, instead of late-stage cancer.

The team will employ reverse vaccinology coupled with high-throughput genomics approaches, such as RNA-seq, to deliver the new vaccines within four years.

Four bacterial genera are found at lower levels in the gut microbiomes of three-month-old infants believed to be at risk of developing asthma later in life.

An international team detected a variant associated with anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in a study of more than 450 children treated with the drug.

With the American pika as an example, researchers show that next-generation sequencing approaches may be applied to elusive and endangered species.

Thirteen institutions and life sciences companies have teamed up to launch the free repository that will offer access to allele frequency information from genomes and exomes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new project spearheaded by Genome British Columbia and the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) aims to assess whether pharmacists can drive adoption of genetic testing among doctors and help provide patients greater access to personalized medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Personalized Medicine Initiative and molecular diagnostics firm Contextual Genomics have teamed to launch a project in Canada that will use genetic tumor profiling to choose patient's medications, the partners said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study has narrowed in on shared, overlapping sets of genes contributing to yeast reactions to a range of small molecules — chemogenomic signatures that are expected to aid future efforts to understand and predict drug responses in yeast and mammalian cells.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A trio of papers in Nature Genetics describe findings from genomic studies of an ovarian cancer called small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, that implicate mutations in the SMARCA4 gene in the development of the disease.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.