Biodesix this week reported results from the first prospective clinical trial of its proteomic lung cancer test Veristrat.

Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting, the trial findings demonstrated that the test is able to identify lung cancer patients likely to respond well to treatment with Roche/Genentech's EGFR inhibitor Tarceva (erlotinib) in the second-line setting.

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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.