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Researchers identified variants in the germline that appear to influence DNA methylation levels in prostate cancer tumors or in precancerous tissues.

Researchers used exome capture RNA sequencing to come up with a collection of circRNAs in dozens of cancer types, including proposed prostate cancer markers.

In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic profiles of centenarians, role for PRDM9 expression in various tumor types, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: genome sequencing study of a wild cherry tree, transcriptomic analysis of a planarian model organism, and more.

Researchers found that air pollution levels affected the expression of genes linked to cardio-metabolic and respiratory traits more than genetic ancestry.

Expression and copy number profiles from histologically normal duct tissue near tumors suggest a "field of cancerization" may exist in epithelial cells around cancer.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: disease network resource, database of epigenetic consequences of de novo mutations, and more.

Using genomic data from large cancer cell line collections, investigators identified versions of spliced genes that spell better or worse drug response.

Called GA4GH Connect, it calls on the alliance's 500-plus members to develop new data sharing standards for use in major international genomic data initiatives.

The software, developed by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, uses machine learning methods to classify mutations as germline or somatic.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.