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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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.

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This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.