03 August 2016
Vol 8, Issue 350

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ONLINE COVER Brain Tumor Trees. This artist's depiction of a brain giving rise to two trees, one healthy and one dying, illustrates the concept of brain tumor genomics, or the idea that tumors arising from the same brain tissue can have vastly different prognoses, depending on their genetic makeup. A Focus article by Roel Verhaak, the winner of this year's AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award, discusses his pioneering research in this field. The winner will also present a lecture based on his research on Friday, 5 August 2016, at the National Institutes of Health. [CREDIT: JAE-JUNE LEE]