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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. 

With the three-year grants, the institutions will continue an initiative that is developing tools and technologies for genome biology research.

The test is designed to analyze a panel of 112 genes to help in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration cytology.

The groups will conduct a study evaluating the benefits of targeted next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis and care of infants with genetic disorders.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.