This Week in PLOS

Scientists from across Italy this week report on their Sanger and next-generation sequencing-based investigation of a series of 116 non-small-cell lung cancer samples. "Our findings suggest that a region in exon 19 is highly unstable in a large proportion of patients carrying EGFR deletions," the authors write in PLOS One.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.