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Researchers focused on candidate genes near expression quantitative trait loci identified by combining cancer susceptibility SNPs and available transcriptomic data.

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A summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign aims to foster partnerships between genetics researchers and indigenous communities, WILL reports.

In PLOS this week: variations in the way synonymous DNA codons are used in yeast, links between germline TP53 mutations and recurrent somatic mutations in bladder cancer, and more.

New publications have provided more detailed examples of the platform's research utility and hinted at future clinical applications in immuno-oncology.

The Boston Globe reports that increased genetic screening of healthy people can make returning disease risk findings tricky.

The test uses unique PCR chemistries as well as a streamlined sample prep method to detect resistance mutations without DNA extraction.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.

The trials are part of the second phase of the Implementing Genomics in Practice program, which is slated to receive $42 million in funding over 5 years.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

Speakers during a session on research rigor and reproducibility said that cores could help push researchers to adopt practices that improve reproducibility.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.