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A multi-region analysis of colorectal cancers suggests samples from opposite sides of a tumor can help trace early, invasiveness-related tumor characteristics.

Investigators narrowed in on genes involved in placentation and appetite during a GWAS focused on a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: approach to diagnose hemorrhagic fevers, recessive disease mutations in mixed-breed dogs, and more.

Mutations within BCL7A, BRWD3, and AUTS2 were more common among African Americans, while TP53 and IRF4 mutations were more frequent among Caucasians.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

Verge is working with four academic institutions to create a broad resource for the translation of preclinical models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research.

The company will work with USC researchers in a year-long study aimed at assessing the clinical utility of EntroGen's PCR-based liquid biopsy test for EGFR mutations.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: statistical method for gene regulation evaluation, sea urchin gene regulatory networks, and more.

After putting off his doctoral studies to find rock-and-roll fame, the Offpring's Dexter Holland graduated this week with a Ph.D. in molecular biology from USC.

The funding will be used to develop new software and data structures to enable researchers to use the GO data for network-based analysis. 

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.