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Individuals with higher-than-usual mutant allele frequencies after stem cell transplantation were prone to disease progression and reduced progression-free survival.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new susceptibility loci for diverticular disease, and more.

With targeted gene sequencing data from a large set of archived tumor samples, researchers identified somatic mutations coinciding with better or worse overall survival.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ties between complex traits and autozygosity, salt tolerance markers in the Chinese rose, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: structural variants affecting regulatory loci in prostate cancer, immune features in the breast cancer microenvironment, and more.

The institutes will explore the use of Inivata's liquid biopsy platform to analyze ctDNA to measure minimal residual disease in NSCLC patients.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screen finds key cell surface receptor used by the chikungunya virus, and more.

At the AACR annual meeting, researchers highlighted genomics- and proteomics-informed research aimed at establishing more effective, targeted immunotherapies.

The researchers plan to use ArcherDX's technology to evaluate minimal residual disease in pediatric AML patients participating in a clinical trial.

The third set of papers out this week from The Cancer Genome Atlas touches on ways to cluster tumors, oncogenic processes that contribute to oncogenesis, and more.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.