This article has been corrected to note that the mean coverage was 391 times, not 102 times as cited in the original article.

By Andrea Anderson

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers led by investigators at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a massively-parallel sequencing strategy for profiling "actionable" cancer genes from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor samples, Dana-Farber oncologist Nikhil Wagle reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.