Researchers from the University of Colorado and Tel Aviv University have reported a case study that suggests fluorescence in situ hybridization-based testing may miss some ALK rearrangements in lung cancer patients who could benefit from Pfizer's Xalkori (crizotinib).

The team is involved in an ongoing study evaluating different ALK testing methods, including FISH, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.