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Using single-cell and bulk RNA sequence data, investigators identified four pathway-based GBM subtypes, including a mitochondrial subtype that appears to respond to related inhibitors.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation patterns of glioblastomas among Lebanese patients, phenome-wide study using UK Biobank data, and more.

NCI researchers performed a multi-platform study to elucidate the factors that can contribute to a patient's better-than-expected response to a drug.

In Genome Biology this week: improved reference genome for the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, links between Ebola variants and outcomes, and more.

By screening more than 1,500 drugs against patient-derived glioblastoma cells, researchers tracked down tumor alterations with apparent ties to proteasome inhibitor response.

Researchers saw similar cell hierarchies and progenitor cell clusters when comparing single-cell RNA sequencing data for cells from glioblastoma tumors and developing brains.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of B cells that interact with non-small cell lung cancer tumors, population genomic analysis of Eubacterium rectale, and more.

Researchers analyzed evolutionarily constrained non-coding mutations in genome sequences from dozens of glioblastoma patients, identifying regulation-related changes.

Launched in 2016 by researchers in Utah, the firm recently published a genome-wide signature that predicts survival of glioblastoma patients. 

Presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's virtual annual meeting included new findings relevant to both blood- and spinal fluid-based approaches.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.