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In Cell this week: essential genes in AML, indel hotspots affect certain genes in cancer, and more.

Preliminary results from the NASA Twins Study indicate changes in DNA methylation and gene expression due to life in space, Nature News says.

The partners have committed to analyzing coding mutations, driver non-coding mutations, and structural variations across tumor types for the project.

The centers will support the NCI's Genomic Data Analysis Network, which is tasked with creating tools and strategies to study large-scale genomics data.

Researchers develop a Qatari reference genome to boost precision medicine in Middle Eastern populations.

The test, EXaCT-1, may not only help doctors find treatments for patients who have run out of options but may also provide biomarkers of immunotherapy response.

Recent numbers from the PMKB website show that the repository currently contains 144 genes, 458 variant descriptions, and 286 clinical interpretations.

The researchers drew on data from ENCODE ChIP-seq, Broad Cmap, BioGrid, and Columbia University Medical Center EMRs at different stages.

Under the terms of the agreement, the partners will share de-identified genomic and clinical data as well as explore new opportunities for collaboration.

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Independent research groups have sequenced the common bed bug, using the new genomes and other data to search for biological vulnerabilities in the blood-sucking pest.

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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.