NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Tumor Foundation today announced a new research collaboration aimed at finding cures for neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).

Modeled after the Stand up to Cancer initiative, Synodos brings together researchers from 12 laboratories at academic and medical centers of excellence who will share information, datasets, and results, among other things, in order to accelerate the pace of new drug discovery.

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In Nature this week: method to detect single-nucleotide and copy-number alterations in single cells from archival tissue, and more.

China has announced new rules governing the use of stem cell treatments, Nature News reports.

Wired's Sarah Zhang expresses frustration as a microbiome study of homes uncovers expected bacteria.

A database containing genome sequences from strains of foodborne pathogens may enable regulators and companies to quickly identify outbreak sources, Reuters reports.