In an attempt to further validate genetic mutations linked to cancer, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center plans to start off genetically testing lung cancer patients, and eventually test all patients that come to the hospital with a positive biopsy or a tumor.

"Genetic fingerprinting is currently being offered to our lung cancer group," said Darrell Borger, co-director of Mass General's new Translational Research Lab where the genetic profiling will be conducted.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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