Uveal melanoma, though rare in general, is the most common form of eye cancer — and a highly aggressive one at that. About half of all uveal melanomas that arise metastasize, at which point they're identified as class 2 tumors. Because approximately 90 percent of class 2 tumors — for which there is no treatment and the average patient's life expectancy is less than a year — are associated with monosomy at chromosome 3, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine's Anne Bowcock and her colleagues sought to sequence candidate genes specific to class 2 uveal melanomas there.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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