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The researchers suggested that Ashkenazi Jewish women as well as women of other ancestries might benefit from broader genetic screening for breast cancer risk.

Through prospective pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma testing, researchers saw germline mutations in new genes and in cases outside of current germline testing criteria.

A partnership involving Heidelberg University Hospital, the National Center for Tumor Diseases, and the German Cancer Research Institute is serving patients across Germany.

The company said the revenue decline was expected and related to the timing of R&D projects with biopharmaceutical partners.

The study was conducted by the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network and its partners, and involved 227 labs for germline testing and 76 for somatic testing.

More than a third of the first 10,000 patients receiving MSK-IMPACT harbored actionable mutations, and 11 percent of the first 5,000 enrolled in a clinical trial. 

The JV, called Maqgen, will be based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and is owned 60 percent by Maccura and 40 percent by Qiagen.

Respondents to a 2013 survey described changes in the way hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk is assessed, interpreted, and conveyed to patients following the court decision.

Thermo is launching a program to develop its NGS Oncomine products into companion diagnostics, with the University Hospital Basel as its first partner.

Gencurix aims to achieve US FDA 510(k) clearance for its GenesWell BCT breast cancer prognostic test next year.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.