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The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium will conduct a 14-patient trial in which it will try to pinpoint treatments that best suit individual participants based on their gene expression profiles.

The trial, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and will begin enrollment immediately, will use next-generation sequencing and gene expression analysis to provide information about a patient's disease state and to identify targets for therapy.

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.