By Andrea Anderson

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at the Broad Institute are bringing together reams of exome sequence data generated for the Cancer Genome Atlas to get a closer look at germline mutations at play in cancer.

During a presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting here yesterday, the Broad's Adam Kiezun said TCGA team members at that center are currently working with more than 100 terabases of exome sequence data.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.