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During a conference call, management discussed new commercial initiatives and investments, reimbursement progress, and its partnership with Roche.

In Science this week: measles virus nucleocapsid structure, and more.

Among other initiatives, the firms will develop new molecular and companion diagnostic tests and kits, while Roche will sell Foundation's tests outside the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study in Nature Genetics suggests alterations to two chromatin-remodeling genes — ARID1A and ARID1B — are linked to particularly poor neuroblastoma outcomes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies in the early, online version of Nature Genetics are highlighting the types of genetic mutations that underlie the liver cancer hepatocellular carcinoma, including forms of the disease related to hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project announced today that it is releasing genome sequence data for hundreds of matched tumor-normal samples assessed through the collaboration.

Illumina will provide a range of services, starting with whole genome sequencing, to support the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.