While there may not be a single cure for cancer, the Sydney Morning Herald's Bridie Smith writes that there have been advances in identifying and understanding various subtypes of different forms of cancer and in personalizing patients' treatments for these diseases.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.