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The New York Genome Center has appointed Robert Darnell as its first president and scientific director. He is the Heilbrunn Professor of Cancer Biology at Rockefeller University, one of the NYGC's institutional founding members, and a Howard Hughes investigator, positions he will retain. He is also a senior physician at Rockefeller University Hospital and an adjunct attending neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.

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31
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This webinar will provide an overview of how the Center for Applied Genomics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has optimized its next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow using a combination of PerkinElmer's Sciclone automation technology and target capture chemistry from Twist Bioscience.