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Maintenance treatment with Clovis' rucaparib may be a more tolerable maintenance therapy than chemo in platinum-responsive patients with mutations in BRCA1/2 or PALB2.

Researchers identified a handful of microbes associated with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted host immune protein levels with potential ties to the condition.

Lack of Diversity

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

A University of Pennsylvania-led team found that genetic population structure in Africa is associated with geography, as well as with language and lifestyle.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.

The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.

The group aims to collect and sequence more than 2,500 blood samples by 2020 to improve primary diagnosis and treatment options for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

To the Wrong Cell

Researchers report on a case in which a CAR T-cell therapy was mistakenly delivered to a cancer cell, Stat News writes.

With RNA sequence, expression quantitative trait locus, genome-wide association, and other data, researchers identified disease-related genes in the kidney glomerulus and tubule compartments.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.