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Researchers profiling pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors detected inherited cancer-related mutations in nearly one-fifth of affected individuals.

Pharmacy chain Walgreens seeks to terminate its relationship with Theranos, and may be exploring one with 23andMe.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

The new assay uses high-resolution melt curve analysis to detect variations in genes that lead some people to spontaneously clear hepatitis C viral infections.

After receiving ISO certification and publishing studies on its technology in 2014, the Australian MDx firm is targeting a launch of its meningitis test in 2015.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Benitec Biopharma today announced a licensing agreement with the University of New South Wales for use of the university's RNAi technology and to develop a companion diagnostic to identify patients who may develop resistance to chemotherapy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Griffith University in Australia announced on Tuesday a collaboration to sequence DNA from ancient human remains to determine the origins of populations from Southeast Asian and Australia.

American, African, and Australian researchers reported today that the have sequenced the complete genomes of two individuals from southern Africa, one of whom is Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the exomes of three others.

By sequencing and comparing two marine microbes, Australian, American, and Turkish researchers have identified genomic markers related to marine microbe nutrient use.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.