South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics, or START, and BGI Tech kicked off a project last week that aims to sequence at least 1,000 and potentially up to 10,000 cancer genomes from patients at primary diagnosis and correlate the genomic alterations with extensive clinical outcome data about the patients' drug regimen and disease progression.

The goal of the project is to aid cancer drug development by identifying both new targets as well as gaining a better understanding of response and resistance to existing drugs.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.

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