NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of Nature Genetics studies by independent research teams explored the genetic glitches characterizing cancers that affect the biliary tract or bile ducts of the liver.

In the first of the papers, a Johns Hopkins University- and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team used exome sequencing to profile matched tumor and normal samples from 32 individuals with a form of bile duct cancer known as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

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In PNAS this week: epigenetic changes linked with high-altitude pulmonary edema, transcriptome profiling of maize leaf development, and more.

Stanford University researchers are studying top athletes to uncover genes linked to performance.

The UW's Wylie Burke and Dartmouth's Gilbert Welch argue that whole-genome testing may do more harm than good, and a related poll.

In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.

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