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Molecular features in primary and recurrent glioblastomas indicated that key initiator mutations turned up years before diagnosis, often persisting in recurrent tumors.

Using RNA sequence data from the Cancer Genome Atlas and the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas, researchers identified six genes with expression ties to overall survival.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic factors that influence glioblastoma response to anti-PD-1 therapy, sequencing test for infectious disease, and more.

Researchers identified PTEN mutations, MAP kinase pathway alterations, and other features linked to anti-PD-1 response in individuals with the brain cancer.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: study of gene drive feasibility in lab mice, circulating tumor DNA from cerebrospinal fluid to track glioma progression, and more.

A new analysis of transcriptome and tumor growth data uncovered distinct expression-based tumor clusters and treatment responses in males and females.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.

The projects are organized by the Eliminate Cancer Initiative, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

By profiling the mutation patterns in secondary GBM cases, researchers found recurrent MET alterations and attempted to target it with a MET kinase inhibitor.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.