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A circulating tumor DNA analysis identified somatic mutations in more than 64 percent of advanced non-small cell lung cancer cases, including some drug targets.

Researchers separately found that the assay had high concordance with other techniques in cancers including colorectal and endometrial carcinomas.

Researchers investigated the possibility of picking up intra-tumor genetic heterogeneity in tumor exomes, identifying false-positives and technical noise.

Over to You

A Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center VP is giving the institute $1.4 million he made from representing it on a biotech board, the New York Times and ProPublica report.

Researchers find that fecal microbiome transplants restore gut bacteria in cancer patients who underwent antibiotic treatment for a stem cell transplant.

Closely Intertwined

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Baselga Resigns

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's José Baselga has resigned following revelations he did not properly disclose industry ties in research articles.

Disclosure Failure

The New York Times reports that José Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, didn't always disclose industry ties.

Stat News reports that IBM's Watson supercomputer sometimes gives inappropriate cancer treatment advice.

Researchers looked at the prevalence and effects of whole-genome duplication events across cancers using targeted sequenced data for almost 10,000 advanced cases.

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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.