The Mayo Clinic has launched CANCP, a 50-gene cancer panel that assesses hotspot mutations using next-generation sequencing with the goal of predicting a patient's response to therapy. The test is available to Mayo patients and providers worldwide through Mayo Medical Laboratories.


Oxford Gene Technology has launched SureSeq Solid Tumor Panel, a 60-gene cancer panel that uses hybridization-based enrichment and is assessed via next-generation sequencing. The panel was validated on formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue and covers the entire exons of the 60 genes.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.