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In Cancer Discovery this week, a team of US researchers reports on the different sensitivities of glioma-specific versus lung-cancer specific EGFR mutations to EGFR inhibitors. Activation of EGFR in glioblastoma occurs through mutations in the extracellular domain, and such glioblastomas usually respond poorly to the EGFR inhibitor erlotinib, unlike lung cancers with kinase-domain EGFR mutations, the authors write.

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In Science this week: Neanderthal-derived DNA linked to modern ailments, and more.

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