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Personal Genome Diagnostics' CancerSelect Targeted Gene Panel

Personal Genome Diagnostics has launched its CancerSelect targeted gene panel through its MyPersonalGenome service. The CancerSelect panel detects alterations in 88 well-characterized genes that include all targets of currently available or investigational cancer treatment options, the firm said. PGDx analyzes the CancerSelect genes using next-generation sequencing at extremely high coverage and proprietary PGDx technologies to identify a comprehensive list of genetic alterations, including point mutations, copy number alterations, and genetic rearrangements.

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Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.