By Andrea Anderson

WASHINGTON, DC (GenomeWeb News) – At the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting here this week, the directors of both the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute highlighted the importance of transforming basic cancer research into improved patient care.

During his talk on exceptional opportunities for cancer research, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins described some national programs and strategies for bolstering such translational research.

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In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.