Not Yet Sure

One of the hopes for liquid biopsies is that clinicians can keep pace with mutations that crop up in patients' tumors and adjust treatment plans accordingly, but Technology Review's Antonio Regalado reports that the data isn't in yet on the accuracy of these tests or whether they help extend patients' lives.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.