This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, an international research team reports new details about the genetic drivers of Wilms tumors, the most common type of malignant kidney tumor in children. The scientists performed genome-wide sequencing and analyzed mRNA and miRNA expression, DNA copy number, and DNA methylation in over 100 Wilms tumors, followed by targeted sequencing of 651 additional tumors.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.