This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reports an in-depth investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood brain cancer. By analyzing the genome sequences of 491 medulloblastomas and focusing on altered gene expression in another 1,256 samples, the scientists uncovered novel genetic alterations that drive the disease, including many that specific to different subgroups.

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Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.