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In Genome Research this week: a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa, evaluation of family- and population-based imputation tools, and more.

Investigators published an initial report on the method, which they call cfMeDIP-Seq, last week, and are now hoping to move to analysis of samples from longitudinal health studies.

The approach, called cfMeDIP-seq, could distinguish early-stage pancreatic cancer from healthy controls and differentiate several types of cancer.

In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic profiles of centenarians, role for PRDM9 expression in various tumor types, and more.

In a recent study in Blood, the researchers showed that a higher allelic burden after transplantation was associated with higher risk of relapse and mortality.

In Genome Biology this week: genome sequencing study of a wild cherry tree, transcriptomic analysis of a planarian model organism, and more.

The results suggest that some Ewing sarcomas could be detected earlier, when they are easier to treat.

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.

This Week in PLOS

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

This Week in Cell

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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The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.

A new poll finds most US adults are not familiar with personalized medicine, according to HealthDay.

Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.

In Science this week: sequencing of neuroblastomas uncovers alterations linked to prognosis, and more.