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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Australia and China search for somatic mutation associations in more than 7,800 cancer exomes using data from the Cancer Genome Atlas project. The team's analyses unearthed 39 significant associations involving specific driver mutations and mutational signatures based on exome sequence data for 7,815 cancers from 26 tumor types.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.