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.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.