By Julia Karow

This article, originally published Oct.7, has been updated with comments from an author of the study.

A primary breast cancer acquired several new mutations in its protein-coding regions as it progressed toward metastasis, according to a new report by Canadian researchers, who argue that studying these mutations might help scientists understand why cancers become treatment resistant.

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In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of Malaysian tuberculosis strain, database of bat genomes, and more.

An editorial appearing at The Scientist bemoans the high numbers of mitochondrial genome papers and suggests a different path for mitochondrial genome research.

Researchers and drug developers are excited about the potential of CRISPR-Cas9-based therapeutics, the Wall Street Journal reports.

US lawmakers want to develop a new incarnation of the National Children's Study, ScienceInsider reports.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.