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Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology
- Establish good genomic practice to guide medicine forward
Richard W Barker et al. Nature Medicine. May 7
- News from the front in war on cancer--Mission not accomplished -genetic sequencing has dumped a mountain of data into researchers' laps, but it hasn't yielded a silver bullet to cure cancer, by Marissa Fessenden, Scientific American, May 2
- DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments, by Don Kennedy and Ryo Osuga, DIGINFO TV, Apr 4
- Prognostic models: Rising to the challenge.
Nicola McCarthy Nature Reviews Cancer, 3 May 2013
- Gene expression: Colorectal cancer classifications.
Darren J. Burgess Nature Reviews Cancer, 3 May 2013
- “Relax: It is good for your genes” by Maia Szalavitz, Time, May 3
- Pattern recognition in bioinformatics.
de Ridder D, de Ridder J, Reinders MJ. Brief Bioinform. 2013 Apr 4
- New cost-effective genome assembly process, Science Daily, May 5
Nothing about us without us: guidelines for genetic testing.
Terry SF, Bonhomme N. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2013 May;17(5):357-8.
- Telomeres affect gene expression-as telomeres shorten with age, genes as far as 1,000 kilobases away could be affected, including one responsible for an inherited muscle disease. By Ed Yong, The Scientist, May 5