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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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.