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Researchers associated with the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network will publish more than 25 papers this week to discuss findings from the initiative.

The test was developed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is marketed in partnership with Sonic Healthcare.

Diabetes Respite

University of Pittsburgh-led team finds that gene therapy could treat mice with type 1 diabetes for a few months, the Los Angeles Times reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: effect of human genetic variation on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, expression profiles of breast cancer, and more.

Oh, the Earlobe

Having free-hanging or attached earlobes might be the work of some 49 different genes, according to a new study.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

The seven-gene NGS-based test is available for patients who are found to have pancreatic cysts, and can help physicians decide whether to remove them. 

A research collaboration involving several universities has yielded a technique that they said isolates exosomes from biological samples more effectively than incumbent methods.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: bacteriophage evolution varies based on host, lifestyle, and genetic factors; and more.

Through prospective pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma testing, researchers saw germline mutations in new genes and in cases outside of current germline testing criteria.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.