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

National Geographic writes that some people may have a genetic predisposition to caffeine-induced jitters.

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A study presented at ASHG uncovered variants linked to having same-sex sexual partners, Science News reports.

A case-control GWAS of individuals of African descent led to four chromosome 6 SNPs with apparent ties to bleeding risk associated with warfarin anticoagulants.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: influence of DNA architecture on genome editing, within-host HIV evolution, and more.

Researchers used brain expression data from mice with well-documented sleep traits to identify gene networks that overlap with those in human depression.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic drift influences diversity among pathogens, QTLs linked to benzimidazole sensitivity, and more.

The DocUBuild tool grew out of the eMERGE network and helps institutions curate and manage genomic educational material for clinicians and patients alike.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: computational approach combining cancer survival models and machine learning, auxin herbicide resistance mutation, and more.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.