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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: rise of copy-number variants during neurogenesis, genetic and phenotypic variation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and more.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

The initiatives are being funded with C$24 million over two years and will focus on acute leukemia, immuno-oncology, and brain, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: common variants linked to neuroblastoma susceptibility, rabies virus phylogeography, and more.

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

Using mass spectrometry, the scientists found protein panels that could separate IBD patient biopsies from controls and UC from CD, respectively.

University of Ottawa researchers have developed an electrical method for fabricating solid-state nanopores based on a phenomenon called dielectric breakdown — an approach that they are touting as fast, affordable, and easily applicable within the context of existing solid-state d

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The government of Ontario recently announced about C$7 million (US$6.7 million) in new funding for four large-scale genomics projects.

This article has been updated to clarify the information Spartan Bioscience plans to announce on upcoming studies.
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Systems Biology in Action

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The Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology is still getting its momentum going, but it's already seen promising work in proteomics and spawned collaborations among its members.

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The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.

A new poll finds most US adults are not familiar with personalized medicine, according to HealthDay.

Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.

In Science this week: sequencing of neuroblastomas uncovers alterations linked to prognosis, and more.