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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.

The institute, which has been a Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1990, also received a $25.6 million grant from NCI in conjunction with the renewal.

A trend towards more precise Cas9 activity promises spatial and temporal control over the nuclease and could reduce risky off-target activity in gene editing.

The effort will compare the outcomes and healthcare costs of patients whose treatments were informed by genetic testing results against those managed without this information.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New thyroid cancer mutations reported recently by members of The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium are already finding their way into at least one sequencing-based genotyping test used to distinguish between benign thyroid nodules and thyroid malignancies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CBLPath today said that it has signed a preferred partnership agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology covering next-generation sequencing-based thyroid cancer testing.

A group of researchers from several US institutions has identified a gene expression signature that can predict which patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are likely to have a worse outcome, based on how long they lived with the disease before death or before requiring a l

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.