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

Using the grant funding, the investigators are aiming to advance the precision diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

With genotyping data from tens of thousands of individuals with or without lung cancer, researchers identified eight known and 10 new loci associated with lung cancer.

Researchers demonstrated the feasibility of finding multiple myeloma mutations with a new circulating tumor DNA sequencing method known as LB-Seq. 

Two research groups reported on statistical methods for uncovering methylated cytosine and/or adenine bases using electrical current cues from Oxford Nanopore sequencers.

A team led by University of Toronto researchers developed the signature as a clinical assay that could predict treatment response.

The project is utilizing an Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system and includes a collaboration with Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences.

Cystic fibrosis carrier status often did not impact family planning decisions and was sometimes perceived as a risk to unaffected family members.

A University of Toronto team developed the probes to improve upon its previously described electrochemical clamp assay technology.

Speakers at the CVS meeting in Florida last week spoke about the utility and effectiveness of sequencing approaches in the study of viruses.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.