Sequencing the genome of a cancer bladder patient who responded exceptionally well to a cancer drug that failed in most other patients in a clinical trial, researchers have identified mutations that might serve as predictors of sensitivity to the drug.

The approach – sequencing the tumor genomes of "outlier" patients – might prove useful more generally to salvage cancer drugs that only work in specific patient groups, though pinpointing the right mutations might be challenging.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.

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