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NEW YORK (360Dx) –  Roche said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved its Ventana ALK (D5F3) companion diagnostic as an aid in identifying ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer patients who would benefit from treatment with the firm's drug Alecensa (alectinib).

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.