This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a research team from Washington University reports on the results of an analysis of data from The Cancer Genome Atlas Pan-Cancer project, identifying mutations in a range of genes across a number of different cancer types. The scientists looked at single-nucleotide mutations and small indels from 3,281 tumors across 12 tumor types, and found 127 significantly mutated genes involved in cellular processes with both established and emerging links to cancer.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.