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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.

Clinicians and genetic counselors are coming up with triage strategies for cancer cases in which medically actionable germline mutations are suspected.

The device, which will be tested in collaboration with a Panamanian research institute, will run 40-minute tests without the need for electricity.

UPenn will establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease in collaboration with five other institutions.

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Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.