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Under the new 15-year exclusive agreement, the test will become available through all of Sonic's clinical labs and anatomic pathology practices in the US.

Bernard Fisher Dies

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

The Genomics Research and Innovation Network has built an open-source system for querying genotype-phenotype databases at its member hospitals.

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

Researchers compared gene expression patterns in the brains of people with and without schizophrenia to uncover differences in when genes were expressed.

The groups will use Helomics' artificial intelligence-based platform to develop tools to provide predictive therapeutic recommendations for ovarian and thyroid cancers.

In PLOS this week: profile of a yeast mycoparasite, biology of complex diseases, and more.

The researchers plan to analyze clinical records and genetic data from whole-exome sequencing for more than 3,000 patients using DNAnexus' Apollo platform.

Clinical trials investigating whether epigenetic treatment can restore susceptibility to other treatments are underway in colorectal, lung, and breast cancers.

The MammaSeq assay comprises 79 genes and 1,369 mutations in breast cancer that could be used as potential downstream therapeutic targets. 

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.