By Monica Heger

Whole-genome sequencing followed by ultra-deep targeted resequencing of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia tumors throughout the course of treatment shows how patients' mutational profiles change in response to treatment and disease progression, according to an ongoing study.

Anna Schuh, a hematologist at the University of Oxford, reported preliminary results from the study at last week's Biology of Genomes meeting in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.