This Week in Genome Research

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In Genome Research this week, a team of Japanese investigators report their whole-exome sequencing of human pancreatic cancers and characterization of their genomic instability. The team sequenced the exomes of 15 pancreatic tumor cell lines and matched normal samples and identified 1,517 somatic mutations, 934 of which were validated by transcriptome sequencing. Overall, the team detected recurrent mutations in 56 genes, 41 of which have never been described before.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.