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By analyzing more than 100 testicular germ cell tumors, investigators characterized mutation, methylation, and other patterns in four histological subtypes of the disease.

The third set of papers out this week from The Cancer Genome Atlas touches on ways to cluster tumors, oncogenic processes that contribute to oncogenesis, and more.

Using data for thousands of Chinese individuals, researchers saw new and known variants associated with type 2 diabetes, fasting glucose levels, and other metabolic traits.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: structure diversity of alphavirus genomes, assay for detecting SNPs using sequencing-based mismatch detection clues, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: half-a-dozen Aspergillus sequenced, genetic similarities between friends and classmates, and more.

Got the Skills

PhD training imparts professional skills that are important in a range of careers, Science Careers reports.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: blood pressure and hypertension loci in people of African ancestry, Plasmodium vivax population genomics, and more.

These tardigrade-specific proteins form a disordered, glass-like solid structure and could be used to help transport pharmaceuticals.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.