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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. 

The researchers found that 80 percent of pediatric posterior fossa ependymomas have decreased levels of H3K27me3 histone modifications.

The collaboration will develop a clinical framework for deploying the Trovera liquid biopsy tests and general best practices for urine-based liquid biopsies.

The University of Southern California-led team used their assembly to fill in gaps in the human reference genome and also uncovered novel spliced genes.

The scientists were able to edit CCR5, the receptor used by HIV to enter cells, without killing the stem cells.

The company provided updates on its pipeline of NGS cancer assays, including plans to launch a lung cancer fusion panel by the end of this year.

The dispute over the Alzheimer's Disease Collaborative Study may be a sign of things to come, the Wall Street Journal says.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.