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At the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, experts discussed the promise and challenges of genomic and health data, and strategies for taming it.

Hospital will partner with several other institutions in this effort to support data-driven research into pediatric cancers and structural birth defects.

Under the agreement MedStar will contribute to Indivumed’s biobank of annotated tumor and liquid biospecimen samples, and gain research access to this larger database.

The $10 million donation from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan should accelerate data sharing and alleviate shortage in bioinformatics expertise.

The Bidens have convened a diverse board and staff with the goal of continuing efforts to accelerate research and development begun under the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

The agency hopes to gain data on the efficacy of BRAF targeted drugs used in sequence, and how physicians implement treatments compared to how the drugs are labelled.

Ravi Parikh

Brigham & Women's Ravi Parikh coauthored a recent NEJM commentary calling for a Precision Delivery Initiative to supplement the Precision Medicine Initiative.

 

A new TGen analysis has unraveled breast cancer mutational patterns specific to black women that could help improve outcomes and reduce recurrence.

In 19,000 cases reported so far, researchers have gleaned data that enhances understanding of the spectrum of cancer mutations and supports the rationale of ongoing basket trial initiatives.

Codexis has been using its CodeEvolver platform to engineer high-performance enzymes for next-generation sequencing and PCR for in vitro diagnostics.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.