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The single approach could be useful in some of the same areas where combinations of technologies have been implemented, such as AR-V7 testing in prostate cancer.

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In PLOS this week: genetic drift influences diversity among pathogens, QTLs linked to benzimidazole sensitivity, and more.

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In Cell this week: sequencing to understand medulloblastoma metastases, genome and transcriptome implicates TAP1 in X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism, and more.

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In PNAS this week: method to predict cancer susceptibility, root microbiome, and more.

Expression and copy number profiles from histologically normal duct tissue near tumors suggest a "field of cancerization" may exist in epithelial cells around cancer.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: disease network resource, database of epigenetic consequences of de novo mutations, and more.

Using genomic data from large cancer cell line collections, investigators identified versions of spliced genes that spell better or worse drug response.

Such an atlas could enable investigators to understand how genetic variants impact disease risk, define drug toxicities, improve therapies, and advance regenerative medicine.

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In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.

With exome sequences, RNA sequences, and methylation profiles, investigators uncovered differences between radiation-induced and sporadic forms of meningioma.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.