NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – By sequencing the genomes of rare, benign, insulin-producing pancreatic tumors, researchers have started to tease out the genes and pathways that jumpstart insulin-pumping beta cell expansion.

"For the first time, we have a genomic recipe — an actual wiring diagram in molecular terms — that demonstrates how beta cells replicate," senior author Andrew Stewart, director of the Icahn School of Medicine's Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute at Mount Sinai, said in a statement.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

Sep
20
Sponsored by
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

This webinar will provide an overview of how St. Jude Cloud, a public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data and analysis tools, is impacting cancer research.

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
04
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will discuss the use of new software tools to support the diagnosis of CTFR-related disorders using next-generation sequencing.

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.