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The firm will use machine learning and bioinformatics, and will generate new genomic data to help improve and personalize treatment of BRCA mutation carriers.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.

Eleven new studies from the NHLBI NextGen Consortium show different uses for iPSCs to study polygenetic diseases across various systems in the human body.

With new research and commercial test launches, clincians anticipate exciting new tools but judging quality and utility has become challenging.

The selective whole-genome amplification approach was successfully adapted to Plasmodium vivax, a parasite that is notoriously difficult to culture.

The study seeks to identify biomarkers that can help personalize treatment for patients by identifying signs of rapid decline in kidney function.

Peter Nowell Dies

Peter Nowell, one of the discoverers of the Philadelphia chromosome, has died.

University of Pennsylvania researchers found that patients with autism had a greater mutational burden in essential genes than their unaffected siblings.

The study, which is still ongoing, also provided support for a separate Phase 2/3 trial of a targeted treatment for the neurodevelopmental disorder.

The large-scale study is designed to advance personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer to help meet the organization's goal of doubling patient survival rates by 2020.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.