This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers report how the genetic analysis of cancer cell culture models enabled them to identify drug combinations effective against resistant tumors. The researchers collected tumor samples from lung cancer patients whose tumors had become resistant to treatment and used those samples to establish cell lines in the laboratory.

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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.