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Never smokers make up an increasing portion of lung cancer patients, and researchers are working to tease out their genetic and environmental risk.

Following an April hackathon and work from Melbourne Genomics and Fred Hutch, the Broad is about to release a long-awaited AWS version of its Cromwell workflow engine.

Clinical trials investigating whether epigenetic treatment can restore susceptibility to other treatments are underway in colorectal, lung, and breast cancers.

Researchers identified 40 new and 55 known risk variants using a GWAS meta-analysis that included low-frequency variants gleaned from genome sequence data.

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

The partners said they have agreed to work together on projects in a range of diseases, as well as establish research alliances with groups in China and Africa.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: statistical approach for finding somatic mutation-based associations, genomic and methylomic patterns in virulent and non-virulent forms of a swine respiratory pathogen, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: pan-cancer analysis of Fbw7 mutations, COBASI approach to find single-nucleotide variants, and more.

Smithsonian reports that some researchers are turning to gene editing to target established infections like herpes.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.