By growing cells taken from patients' tumors and growing them in the lab into miniature versions of that tumor, doctors can use them to test which chemotherapy drug might be best for that patient, New Scientist reports.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.