Team Finds New Cancer Gene Fusions Using Paired End Sequencing | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests paired-end transcriptome sequencing can identify previously undetected gene fusions — even in well-characterized human cancer lines — and offer clues about which fusions may drive cancer development.

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In PNAS this week: adzuki bean genome, spontaneous mutation patterns in E. coli, and more.

An op-ed in the New York Times discusses banking of fecal samples to restore the gut microbiome.

Rules and regulations governing genetic modifications of human embryos vary from country to country, Nature News says, but such work may take place despite restrictions. is eyeing an expansion into genomic risk assessments, the Verge reports.

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