By Monica Heger

The University of Michigan's Center for Translational Pathology has begun a pilot program, dubbed MiOncoSeq, to use next-generation sequencing on cancer patients to identify clinically actionable mutations that could guide treatment.

The team is using Illumina's HiSeq 2000 to do low-pass whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and transcriptome sequencing, and has developed an analysis pipeline to find actionable mutations.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.

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In this webinar, the first in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Bea Bellosillo, head of pathology at the Hospital del Mar, will discuss her experience evaluating an early-access lung cancer panel that detects copy number variants and fusions.