New machine learning tool detects mutational signature linking bladder cancer to tobacco smoking

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time discovered a pattern of DNA mutations that link bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. The discovery is made possible by a powerful new machine learning tool the team has developed to find patterns of mutations caused by carcinogens and other DNA alterations. The … Read more

AI-guided tools pinpoint the immune cell driver and protective genetic factor of esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer (EAC) is a type of cancer that affects the mucous glands in the lower esophagus -; The tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is the most common form of esophageal cancer and is often preceded by Barrett’s metaplasia (BE), which is a harmful change in the cells lining the esophagus. … Read more

How Children’s Hospital’s Rare Disease Sequencing System Unlocks the Entire Genome

The Children’s Mercy Kansas City The Research Institute announced on Monday that It builds What it calls “the world’s most advanced genetic sequencing system”. This claim refers to the work that Mercy for Children is doing through it Genomic Answers Program for Kids (GA4K). The health system launched the program three years ago with the … Read more