This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international group of researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Mike Stratton followed up on their recent publication of lung and melanoma genomes with a paper looking at rearrangements in breast cancer. Using paired-end sequencing, the team found more than 2,000 chromosomal rearrangements in 24 breast cancers — more than expected in breast cancer.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.