NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Some cancers have become poster children for precision and personalized medicine, some have benefitted less so from advances in genomic testing, and others have been largely cutoff from the sea change of genomic medicine and molecular diagnostics.

Retinoblastoma has in some ways been both, having been one of the first cancers in which driving tumor suppressor gene mutations were discovered and are now tested for, but lacking genomic predictors of disease severity or response to drugs that can help personalize treatment.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.