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Qiagen's FDA Letter Tops Most-Read GenomeWeb News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Oct. 20.
1. FDA Claims Six of Qiagen's Artus Dxs Require Approval for Sale in US (from Oct. 17)
2. ABI President Cathy Burzik Steps Down; Applera CEO White Becomes Interim President (from Oct. 20)
3. Sanger and Solexa Use GAS to Sequence X Chromosome; Full Draft Genome Expected by Year End (from Oct. 18)
4. Baylor Researcher Wins $500K NHGRI Grant to Develop Improved SBS Instrument (from Oct. 16)
5. FTC Approves Thermo-Fisher Merger; Fisher to Divest Genevac Business (from Oct. 18)
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Study Points to Benefits of Local Consolidative Therapy, Targeted Treatments in Cancer Care

In JCO Precision Oncology, researchers report that local consolidative therapy combined with molecularly targeted treatments could improve survival for some lung cancer patients.

Genetic Variants That Lower LDL Cholesterol Linked to Reduced Heart Disease Risk

Rare variants in two genes that lower LDL cholesterol are also associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new JAMA Cardiology study.

Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals

With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals.