This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, an international group of scientists reports on its identification of five new susceptibility loci for cutaneous malignant melanoma from a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies. The newly associated SNPs fall within putative melanocyte regulatory elements, and bioinformatic and expression quantitative trait locus data highlighted candidate genes in the associated regions.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.