ORLANDO, Fla. — An investigational drug developed by Pfizer to selectively attack certain genetic features of non-small cell lung cancer cells was able to stop or shrink tumor growth in a majority of patients enrolled in an early study, according to an abstract presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting here this weekend.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.