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The CATCH-KB database is a standardized variant repository meant to support new research into prevention of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity.

After three years of work, the EXaCT-1 exome cancer test has become part of clinical cancer care at NewYork-Presbyterian, but developers have higher ambitions.

Following last year's test of FHIR Genomics, a diverse set of organizations will look to demonstrate that the standard can help them feed genomic data to EHRs.

The Qiagen-led Allele Frequency Community, founded in 2015, is improving the diagnosis of rare diseases by offering ethnically diverse reference sets.

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The NASA Twins Study says being in space leads to altered DNA methylation and expression, Space.com reports.

In Genome Biology this week: computational tool to uncover cancer driver mutations, microbial species linked to ankylosing spondylitis, and more.

The company hopes to raise funding this summer and has been conducting pilots with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

"Precision metagenomics" and "geospatially informed medical care" are among the long-term goals of the $5 million WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction at Weill Cornell Medicine.

The medical school is launching the program with the support of a $5 million gift from investment firm WorldQuant and its founder.

Groups from Austria, Spain, Germany, and the US demonstrated that the GeneReader can reliably detect cancer mutations in tissue and liquid biopsy samples.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.