NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online today in PLoS ONE, a team of American researchers found that they could begin characterizing regulatory sequences in fruit flies by comparing parts of the small Drosophila genome with similar areas in the much larger genomes of fruit flies from the Tephritidae family. That, in turn, has the team touting the importance of evaluating big genomes.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.

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