Big week for cancer genomics

The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) Consortium, representing the work of thousands of scientists, has released a veritable cornucopia of papers this week in Nature (mostly), where they report and analyze the results of whole-genome sequencing of both tumor and non-tumor tissues from 2,658 individuals.

The work of the consortium is summarized (rather breathlessly) in the following News & Views article:

Global genomics project unravels cancer’s complexity at unprecedented scale

Somewhat surprising to me is that most of the papers published by the consortium are open access.

A complete list of the PCAWG papers can be found here.

Given that several of these papers frame and analyze the development of cancer as an evolutionary process, I thought this might be relevant to share.

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It’s good to see that they have trascription data as well.