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Array-based copy number analysis of primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas and matched lymph node metastases revealed a tumor cluster with ties to survival.

Researchers have found genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and phenotypic variation in a comparison of HeLa cells across laboratories and over time.

Noninvasive prenatal screening for trisomies and sub-chromosomal alterations uncovered a fragile site expansion and related deletion present in mothers but not fetuses.

Using an integrated omics approach, researchers identified non-muscle invasive bladder cancer subtypes, along with pathways that are frequently altered in the disease.

Expression and copy number profiles from histologically normal duct tissue near tumors suggest a "field of cancerization" may exist in epithelial cells around cancer.

Denmark-based Arcedi would like to commercialize its technology through a major diagnostic company.

NanoVelcro chip

A UCLA group and spinout FetoLumina Technologies are working on a clinical assay for noninvasive prenatal diagnostics.  

The acquisition allows Sysmex to enter the cytogenetics market and strengthens its technology base in molecular genetics, while expanding its life science business. 

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene expression differences in plants susceptible to or resistant to Plum pox virus, novel human pegivirus, and more.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.