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Scientific American reports that drugs being pursued to treat small fraction of Parkinson's disease patients with a certain gene mutation could also help a larger portion of patients.

The genome center will be equipped with five Illumina NovaSeq instruments and will support clinical research at the Immune Therapy and Transplantation Center.

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.

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.

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CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.

In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.