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Are Dogs the New Early Cancer Detection Tool?

A dog’s sense of smell—more than 10,000 times more sensitive than that of our own—has been exploited by humans for centuries. Whether it is...
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Researchers Identify Familial Pancreatic Cancer Gene

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have sequenced the genomes of a family in which multiple members had pancreatic cancer and found a mutation in a gene linked to the RAS signaling pathway that controls cell growth and death. Researchers argue that the into how RABL3 impacts the signaling pathway could lead to novel targeted therapy.
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Big Data and Clinical Genomics

Progress Is Being Made Toward Using Big Data for Genomics-Guided Precision Medicine Precision medicine springs from a paradox. On the one hand, researchers in the...
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The Age of Analytics: Sequencing’s New Frontier Is Clinical Interpretation

David FitzPatrick’s typical patient is a toddler with global developmental delay who is small for her age, has epilepsy, and cannot speak or understand...
Myriad Genetics' myChoice HRD Plus test will be used by AstraZeneca in an exploratory analysis to identify women with advanced ovarian cancer who may benefit from maintenance treatment with a combination of AZ’s Lynparza® (olaparib) and the Genentech (Roche) cancer drug Avastin® (bevacizumab). [Source: OGphoto / Getty Images]

AZ to Use Myriad’s myChoice HRD Plus Test in Phase III Trial

Myriad Genetics will use myChoice HRD Plus to evaluate patients enrolled in an ongoing Phase III trial, in order to identify HRD cases

Whole Exome Sequencing May Skip Large Segments of DNA

The researchers re-analyzed 36 patients’ exome tests conducted between 2012 and 2016—12 from each of the three national clinical laboratories—and found starkly contrasting results and inconsistency with which genes were completely analyzed.

Genomind Restores Drug Information to PGx Reports, But Only for Physicians

Genomind said it has resumed including information about medications in its reports on pharmacogenomic tests, a month after removing it—but only in versions of...

Coffee Improves Gut Motility by Altering Gut Microbiota

Data presented yesterday at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019 Conference by researchers from University of Texas, Galveston, suggest that the effects of coffee...
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Genetic Counseling 2.0

As genetic testing ramps up in the clinic and via consumer-oriented providers, companies leverage technology to scale genetic counseling services.
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Book Review: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

An in-depth look at Theranos, a diagnostic company once thought to be a Silicon Valley unicorn, gone bust amid scandal and mismanagement
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