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The analysis of HER2 and HER3 mutation carriers emphasizes how these studies can lead both to broadening and to narrowing of the patient populations for targeted drugs.

Experts gathered earlier this year to write a consensus statement on prostate cancer genetic risk testing, counseling, and genetics-informed disease management.

Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called BigData@Heart, will create a research platform that could change the way cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed and treated.

A Mount Sinai team performed targeted sequencing on non-small cell lung cancer samples to find mutations with clinical implications.

The firm is currently marketing its deision support analysis directly to patients and doctors while working on pilot studies with genomics providers to potentially integrate its analysis into their own reports.

Researchers identified shifts in regulatory features and enhanced NOTCH signaling pathway activation in prostate tumors containing a TMPRSS2-ERG2 gene fusion.

Mutation, structural variant, and expression data for up to three dozen TNBCs led to a subset of tumors with homologous recombination changes.

While trials targeting actionable mutations are showing promise in some cancer cases, experts say such trials likely need to account for tumor heterogeneity.

Some aspects of testing practice seem clear, while others present significant challenges for clinicians, according to discussions at the recent ASCO meeting.

Members of the ProfiLER trial identified actionable mutations in more than half of individuals with advanced cancers, though only a fraction received targeted therapy.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.