The National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors and the National Cancer Advisory Board last month approved a proposal to launch three Cancer Genomics Cloud pilots.

The pilots, presented during a joint meeting of the boards, seek to develop computing environments that provide access to co-located computing resources and storage and are pre-loaded with data from the Cancer Genome Atlas.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.