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Exome sequences from thousands of Chinese individuals with or without esophageal squamous cell carcinoma led to six new germline risk variants.

The researchers found that most advanced EGFR-mutant lung cancer patients harbored changes in an average of two to three other oncogenes.

A pair of studies has uncovered additional loci and ancestry-specific variants that are associated with plasma lipid levels and coronary artery disease risk.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: high-altitude adaptation signature among Tibetans, de novo mutations in early-onset high myopia, and more.

An exome-wide association study involving almost 2,800 individuals with dilated cardiomyopathy led to six new and two known susceptibility loci.

A meta-analysis of hundreds of thousands of individuals led to several dozen rare or low-frequency variants with relatively pronounced effects on height.

An exome-wide association study drew attention to a rare variant in TM2D3 that is more common among people of Icelandic heritage.

A rare autosomal variant and common X-linked variant study produced new associations between first-menstruation timing and rare autosomal variants.

A missense change in CDKN2A turned up through a genome-wide association study involving thousands of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases and controls.

Researchers identified low-frequency lung cancer risk variants through a three-stage association involving nearly 13,000 Chinese individuals.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.