Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

New Products: COSMIC: Jul 31, 2013

Premium

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released version 66 of COSMIC, the Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer. The latest release includes the curation of cancer genes TCSC1 and TCSC2, four new gene fusion pairs, 17 whole-genome sequencing publications, and updates from the International Cancer Genome Consortium and The Cancer Genome Atlas. COSMIC now contains a total of 7,677 whole-genome sequencing samples.

Additionally, 17 new genes have been added to the Cancer Gene Cenusus, a list of genes with significant proof that they contribute to human cancer.

The Scan

mRNA-Based Vaccine on the Way in China

China may soon have its own mRNA-based vaccine, according to Nature News.

Arranged Killing, Fraud Alleged by Prosecutors

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors allege that the co-founder of a biotech arranged to have a business associate who threatened to expose him as a fraud killed.

Whirlwind Decade of CRISPR

The New York Times looks back at the 10 years since the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published their CRISPR paper.

PNAS Papers on Blue Cone Monochromacy Structural Variants, HIV-1 Mutant, T-ALL

In PNAS this week: structural variants linked to blue cone monochromacy, HIV-1 variants affecting the matrix protein p17, and more.