The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has published its first paper, Comprehensive genomic characterization defines human glioblastoma genes and core pathways. This paper reports several novel mutations in brain cancer and reflects a tremendous effort of a truly cross-discipline and cross-institution consortium. I'll post more on this and other cancer-related efforts soon. In the meantime, you can read the coverage in the press: NIH, Nature, Washington University Medical News, AP, GenomeWeb, and Wired (or choose your own source).