NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Three main mutational signatures most often mark esophageal squamous cell carcinomas from China, according to a study published online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Chinese researchers did whole-exome sequencing on matched tumor-normal samples from 90 individuals with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma from China's Taihang Mountains and whole-genome sequencing on samples from another 14 individuals.

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In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

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This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.

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This webinar highlights the use of single-cell genomics to identify distinct cell types and states associated with enhanced immunity.