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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Subsets of human skin cells from the same individual can contain slightly different copy number variant profiles in their genomes, according to a new study.

This article has been updated with a comment from one of the study authors and additional information on TCGA data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NextBio today announced a deal with the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University to identify biomarkers and treatments for multiple myeloma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics firm BioDiscovery and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange today announced a co-marketing agreement that allows AGRE to provide copy number and allelic event data to its researchers through BioDiscovery's Nexus DB platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A subset of genomic disorders stemming from rare copy number variants involve one or more additional CNVs that combine to contribute to the variability observed in these conditions, according to a study appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online yesterday in Nature, members of The Cancer Genome Atlas reported on the progress they've made in characterizing a form of lung cancer called squamous cell carcinoma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An array-based analysis by researchers from Australia and elsewhere has identified a gene that is often missing in ovarian cancers that become resistant to liposomal doxorubicin chemotherapy, hinting that it may serve as a marker for such acquired resistance.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A subset of non-inherited, early-onset testicular cancer cases involve rare, germline copy number alterations, according to a study appearing online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stretches of DNA with especially low levels of methylation are prone to genomic instability, providing fodder for structural changes that can contribute to evolutionary change and human disease, according to a study appearing online last night in PLoS Genetics

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Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.

TechCrunch reports that Linda Avey has a new personal genomics startup that's focusing on India.

A new report finds that though the US has increased its activity in science and engineering, its global share of that activity has fallen in some areas, according to Inside Higher Ed.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.