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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The spatial distribution of mutations in early stage colorectal cancers (CRC) may provide clues to their ultimate aggressiveness and invasiveness, new research suggests.

"Because treating a patient aggressively can cause them harm and side-effects, it is important to understand which of the small screen-detected [CRC] tumors are relatively benign and slowly growing, and which ones are born to be bad," senior author Darryl Shibata, a pathology researcher at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, said in a statement.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.

Jun
26
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will outline a study that combined genome-wide and classical molecular approaches to demonstrate that translation strongly affects mRNA stability in a codon-dependent manner, ultimately influencing mRNA and protein levels in higher organisms.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.