EML4-ALK fusion

The gene fusion assay maker is the sixth member to join the consortium, which also includes Illumina and several pharmaceutical companies.

Pfizer's Xalkori yielded significantly longer progression-free survival than standard chemotherapy in the Phase III trial of first-line treatment of ALK-positive NSCLC.

Using NanoString's nCounter technology, researchers from Pfizer and Seoul National University have developed an ALK test they hope will be as accurate as the gold standard fluorescence in situ hybridization test for identifying patients who could benefit from Pfizer's Xa

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.