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RT @balajis: Visualize the virus radiating out from China, mutating as it spreads. Right: map with different strains color-coded Left: phylogenetic tree, showing how individual strains mutate and diverge Very impressive work by @trvrb and the group at Nextstrain. https://t.co/p3wkhvtDPL https://t.co/BuoxBaW81A


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We are looking for a senior Research Fellow that will manage, administrate and perform analyses in the exciting PanProstate Cancer Group Initiative project (https://t.co/nDgShLCpIa). Come join us at Norwich, UK. Further details: https://t.co/0hoHvsoxU3. Happy to discuss. https://t.co/JpHnB5LS9N


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Dear UK academic twitter, which funders will fund an individual project-based PHD studentship? i.e. not a DTP, CDT, Charity institute (CRUK etc.), institute-specific internal pool etc. I can only think of a local cancer charity. @UEAResearch #research #funding @NCRI_partners


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RT @ZookeeperJawnie: I just had a heart attack!! Watch this video Steven Vela posted of a wild #sloth giving birth in a tree!! 😱😳 Here’s a link to his FB. https://t.co/AqILd3ASOZ https://t.co/g9rD4Gc52J


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My daughter got the game Organ Attack for her birthday. Great addictive fun. Something staff and students in @UeaMed might enjoy. https://t.co/AZ8Ob1OYNi https://t.co/SlAtng5H46


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Job vacancy for a senior experienced bioinformatics postdoc funded by @CR_UK in @UeaMed Norwich, UK. Exciting project in prostate cancer genomics, come work with us. https://t.co/0hoHvsoxU3. Contact me to discuss. @UEAResearch #postdoc #cancer #prostatecancer #genomics #ngs https://t.co/TFVpyQfmMs


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RT @statistishdan: Delighted to announce the release of {gtsummary} 1.2.6! We've gone all in with #tidyselect and IπŸ’™the new functionality!πŸ“¦ summarizes data frames, regression models, and more! #rstats #datascience #gt #cran @Margaret_Hannum @karissawhiting @zabormetrics https://t.co/qocO8rxZfn


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Kudos version of the recent PCAWG virus paper https://t.co/NhM51wQoSR


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We are looking to recruit a senior postdoc to the post of Bioinformatician Research Fellow to undertake a leading role in the next generation sequencing Pan-Prostate Cancer Group Initiative @UeaMed Norwich. Closing date: 5 March 2020 https://t.co/0hoHvsoxU3 DM me to discuss.


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I've been fiddling around with rscopus and came across impactR which looks perfect. The question is, is there a way to get all the PMIDs or DOIs for a particular author within impactR?@kennethmclean92


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RT @LittleMissData: 😱 HOW. HAVE. I. NEVER. HEARD. OF. PATCHWORK?!?! So easy to combine multiple #rstats plots into one image. #dataviz https://t.co/x8pQ1tGfd8 https://t.co/Bf3uWxxmcU


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Great images here. https://t.co/rpBrSsDpyA


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RT @UNESCO: Happy #WomenInScience Day! Join us in celebrating these fearless pioneers whose achievements changed the world forever & trail blazed a path in science for girls around the world to follow! https://t.co/pC1wB7OYK2


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Happy Women in Science Day. #WomenInScience https://t.co/ZCGXlekThx


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How sequencing virus DNA could open the door to next generation of cancer vaccines – new research https://t.co/x23vcNHcML via @ConversationUK


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Today, more than 1,300 researchers published the findings of the #PanCancer Project, adding a new and important layer to our fundamental understanding of cancer. I'm glad to be one of those researchers. Amazing effort by the cancer genomic community. https://t.co/4H0Xo8Ngd6


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RT @DailyMirror: Cancer vaccine could save thousands a year as scientists find triggers of disease https://t.co/13scAjDFvy https://t.co/DQhDMQpO48


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RT @MailOnline: New vaccine hope as viruses are discovered in one in eight tumours, fuelling prospect of scientists developing preventative jabs https://t.co/AnzwiNYDob


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The landscape of viral associations in human cancers

A new paper from the PCAWG pathogens group (that we are a part of) is out today in Nature Genetics: 'The landscape of viral associations in human cancers'. Plenty of really interesting insights in there. We discovered traces of 23 different virus types in 356 cancer patients, with 13 percent of the samples having evidence of the presence of viruses. When analysing the whole cancer genome, we discovered traces of viruses in considerably more tumours than in earlier studies that were based on investigating the RNA only. We also further identified some of the mechanisms that viruses use to trigger changes in the DNA of cancer cells. This is the first time that a systematic study of the majority of cancer types for viruses has been made. It is important as unveiling new links between infection and cancer types has the potential to provide actionable opportunities, for example HPV vaccines, which could reduce the global impact of cancer. This is part of the hashtagPanCancer suite of papers.

Finally, here is a layman's article that I wrote for The Conversation.


RT @OICR_news: Get a quick overview of the #PanCancer Project by watching this short explainer from Dr. Lincoln Stein, one of the Project's leaders. More videos about #PCAWG can be found on our YouTube page: https://t.co/p41m3LcEaB https://t.co/q2QUjCWNNl


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RT @NatureGenet: The landscape of viral associations in human cancers (Zapatka et al.) https://t.co/NnhPidmyt7 #PCAWG https://t.co/q4Xoa60VkM


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The day had finally come. The era of massive cancer sequencing projects has reached a turning point https://t.co/oNrQMjkJlm


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RT @froggleston: We live very close to the Winchester Tower flats in Norwich and this is what we saw when we walked past on the way back from Tesco. This is the Norwich I want to live in πŸ₯° #NotMyBrexit @Findinga_Voice @thecommonlotnc @mrjakehumphrey @NorwichRising https://t.co/wJWu9htBDl


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