This article was originally posted on Sept. 1.

Roche last week said that the European Commission has approved the use of Tarceva as a first-line monotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer in patients with EGFR activating mutations.

Roche's diagnostic arm is developing a companion test to identify EGFR-mutation-positive patients for the drug. The company said it expects the CE Mark for the Cobas EGFR Mutation Test before the end of the year.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.