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An article in the June issue of Scientific American takes a brief look at CNVs and how they are no longer considered a "direct cause of disease." CNVs are now considered to be common. "It's not normal to be walking around with the perfect genome," Matthew Hurles says. However, some are still associated with complex diseases including autism, Crohn's disease, and schizophrenia.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.