Baylor Researchers Make Seven Consented Cancer Patients' Genomic Data Available Open Access | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In an open-access pilot project, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have demonstrated that cancer patients are willing and able to provide "true informed consent" for sharing their genome sequencing data.

They hope that open datasets of "real world" cases will be useful for advancing precision cancer treatment and spur public discussion about protecting patients' privacy while respecting their autonomy to share data freely to advance science.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.

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