Pharmacogenomic test developer Molecular MD has been granted a license by New York University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to intellectual property pertaining to detecting the BRAF V600E mutation, the company said this week.

MolecularMD, a Portland-based spinout of Oregon Health and Science University, said it will use the IP to develop a sensitive, clinically validated test to help identify cancer patients likely to benefit from treatment with BRAF inhibitors.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

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