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Nature this week says that genome-wide association studies have reached a "fever pitch." The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium of 50 British research teams reports a study of more than 17,000 people. For each of the seven major diseases under scrutiny, they surveyed the genomes of about 2,000 people.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.