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Cancer Genetics – News and Features

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Whole-Genome Sequencing Supports the Delivery of Precise Cancer Care

In the largest study of its kind, scientists report how combining health data with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer can help doctors provide more tailored care for their patients.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Decoding Cancer Evolution From DNA Mutation Risks

Researchers discover unexpected patterns in mutation risks across individuals, uncovering 13 distinct genomic patterns. The study provides crucial insights into cancer evolution and identifies the genes most affected by changes in mutation risk.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Epigenetic Therapy Reverses Endocrine-Resistant Breast Cancer Growth

Garvan researchers have revealed a reason why endocrine resistance develops in breast cancers and how to potentially treat it in patients.
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Article

Improving Cancer Patient Care With Professor Mark Lawler

Precision medicine and immunotherapy have the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment, but challenges must be addressed to ensure their smooth integration into clinical practice.
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Unveiling Cellular Secrets, Researchers Show Location Is Everything

Messenger RNA (mRNA) is translated into proteins in the cytoplasm of cells. But rather than being a uniform “soup,” the cytoplasm is divided into multiple distinct compartments or regions.
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Synthetic Biology: Nature's Tools, Redesigned

Kerry Taylor-Smith explores the latest advances in synthetic biology, from the development of new agricultural biotechnology tools to therapeutics and diagnostics.
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PFAS Promote Migration of Lab-Grown Cancer Cells

PFAS compounds have been shown to induce migration of cancer cells, a feature of metastasis. Cancer cells exposed to PFAS also showed metabolic changes consistent with metastasis.
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The Landscape of Agricultural Biotechnology

This article will explore the differences between genetically-modified and gene-edited organisms in food and agriculture, including the methods by which they are produced.
The tumor cancer microenvironment.
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Hodgkin Lymphoma Prognosis Tracked With Circulating Tumor DNA

Circulating tumor DNA predicts recurrence and splits disease into two subgroups in Stanford Medicine-led study of Hodgkin lymphoma. New drug targets or changes in treatments may reduce toxicity.
A diagram showing how formaldehyde inhibits an enzyme that makes methyl groups that regulate gene expression.
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Formaldehyde Plays an Important Role in Epigenetics

Formaldehyde, a toxin and carcinogen found in car exhaust and cigarette smoke, plays an important role in epigenetic regulation, which may explain how the chemical causes cancer.
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