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

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

An analysis of post-mortem brain transcripts led to Alzheimer's-related alternative gene splicing and expression events, including those influenced by known risk alleles.

Over the next four years, researchers will aim to pinpoint the impact of personal genomic information given to patients with autism and their families.

A study found that cis-regulatory variation modifies the penetrance of coding variants, and that variants' regulatory haplotype configuration affects disease risk.

In Cell this week: structural variants affecting regulatory loci in prostate cancer, immune features in the breast cancer microenvironment, and more.

Researchers at Columbia University and CHOP believe they can shorten time to diagnosis and improve yield by extracting phenotypic data from EHRs for genomic labs.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

In Cell this week: interactions between malignant and immune cells in ovarian cancer, gene regulatory features in mouse macrophages, and more.

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A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

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The Guardian reports that visa costs could prevent scientists and others from coming to the UK.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

Nature News says some preprint repositories may close down due to a lack of funds to cover costs.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.