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Staff | Aug 1, 2016
Brexit's effect on science, melding disciplines, and more
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
Megan Scudellari | Aug 1, 2016
As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.
Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment
Megan Scudellari | Jul 31, 2016
Researchers aim to leverage new insights into the underlying causes of the disorder to better help patients.
23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2016
Scientists can now buy the direct-to-consumer sequencing product, and research participants can join 23andMe’s database.
Cancer Tissue Repository Launched
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2016
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will store tissue samples from patients with leukemia and lymphoma from which scientists can make patient-derived mouse models.
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2016
Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.
Eminent Cancer Researcher Dies
Bob Grant | Dec 16, 2015
Indiana University’s David Flockhart, a pioneer of personalized medicine, has passed away at age 63.
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2015
The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.
NCI Gets Personal
Bob Grant | Jun 2, 2015
The National Cancer Institute is launching a Phase 2 trial matching patients with specific mutations to drugs tailored to those genetic changes.
Kerry Grens | May 11, 2015
From the tissue of numerous colon cancer patients, researchers build 3-D cultures of tumors.