Aiming to bring personalized medicine to the Australian health system, a consortium of researchers led by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne plans to do targeted sequencing of 10,000 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples, using Illumina's MiSeq and TruSeq cancer panel.

Additionally, researchers involved with the project, called Cancer 2015, will evaluate whether targeted sequencing in early-stage cancer can help increase patient survival, quality of life, and cost effectiveness compared to the current standard of care.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.

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