Texas Children's Cancer Center

Both studies found that about 40 percent of pediatric cancer patients have mutations with potential clinical significance, either for diagnosis or treatment.

The new Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics plans to routinely sequence every new patient that comes into the Texas Children's Cancer Center and hopes eventually to begin sequencing all new pediatric cancer cases in the state of Texas.

BCM has started a new pediatric cancer research center that will use clinical tumor sequencing for research and to develop treatments.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has given a nearly $500,000 grant to the Texas Children's Cancer Center and Baylor to identify glioma-causing genetic mutations.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.