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Two speakers at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting discussed how often genetic variants are reclassified and how that affects patients.

Investigators will use Biocept's liquid biopsy tests to detect ALK rearrangements both at baseline and to monitor treatment response and resistance mechanisms.

New data from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, along with other recent research, suggests that surface proteins can be used to isolate cancer-specific exosomes to detect the presence of a tumor.

Exonics will use the funding to advance preclinical research from UT-Southwestern researcher Eric Olson on genome editing of DMD mutations in a mouse model.

UT-SWMC researcher Eric Olson will study dystrophin produced with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in a mouse model, as well as off-target effects.

I Dream of Genes

Researchers link two genes to sleep regulation, according to Medical News Today.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The partners have a long-standing sponsored research agreement focused on phosphatidylserine, a signaling molecule found in tumor exosomes.

The peptide may be a new therapeutic target for heart failure patients and suggests that similar ncRNA-encoded proteins with important functions may exist.

The funding is part of a total of $16.6 million from CPRIT to support cancer research at and recruit scientists to the medical center.  

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.