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Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments
Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.
Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments
Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments

Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.

Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.

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Assigning Meaning: Genetic Variant Interpretation in Hereditary Cancer
Qiagen | Jan 19, 2022 | 1 min read
Improving the reliability of genetic variant annotation and clinical interpretation
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Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Emily Makowski | Dec 10, 2019 | 3 min read
Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.
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New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 21, 2019 | 2 min read
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.
The Cancer Genes Needed for Immunotherapy Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2017 | 4 min read
Using a large CRISPR-based screen, researchers find possible genetic culprits for patients not having success with immune checkpoint inhibitors.  
Massive RNAi Screens Probe for Genes Important to Cancer
Kerry Grens | Jul 26, 2017 | 3 min read
Two freely available databases include data on hundreds of human cancer cell lines. 
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
Ashley Yeager | Jul 14, 2017 | 3 min read
Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases. 
Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2017 | 2 min read
John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.
Infographic: Single-Cell CRISPR Screens
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2017 | 1 min read
See how two new methods track responses to unique genetic manipulations in numerous individual cells in parallel.
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2016 | 2 min read
Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.
Riboswitch Screen
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2016 | 1 min read
A newly developed method detects regulators of bacterial transcription called riboswitches.
Screening with CRISPR
Kelly Rae Chi | Jun 1, 2016 | 7 min read
Ever-improving CRISPR-based tools are already ripe for large-scale genetic screens.
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