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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. 

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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.

The researchers noted that the results "highlight the great potential of nanopore sequencing to analyze broad microbial community trends."

The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples.

Variant data for thousands of Europeans led to seven facial feature-associated sites in the genome, including loci near development or disease-related genes.

The prospective multi-site research study aims to determine the mutation prevalence of pancreatic cancer patients with a hereditary predisposition to the disease.

Gene expression patterns in nearly 150 post-mortem brain samples hinted at age-related changes to the circadian rhythm of transcripts in the human cortex.

Microarrays can detect smaller deletions in genes relevant to diseases like acute lymphoblastic leukemia, offering insight into diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.