This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, an international group of scientists describes a machine learning-based method that uses DNA methylation signatures to classify central nervous system tumors. The classifier was developed using data from roughly 2,800 cancer patients and is able to identify 91 tumor types. When tested on more than 1,000 CNS tumors previously examined using standard methods, it identified misdiagnoses in 12 percent of the cases.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.