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Members of a large, international consortium tapped into whole-genome sequences from nearly 2,700 tumors to explore coding and non-coding variants contributing to cancer.

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.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.