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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.

In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.