NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first lung cancer immunotherapy drug for a molecularly defined subset of patients.

Merck's anti-PD-1 drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is indicated for advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients who have progressed despite receiving platinum-containing chemotherapy or agents targeting EGFR or ALK tumor mutations, and whose tumors are positive for PD-L1 expression.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.