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Most Viewed Articles on GWDN Last Week: Apr 2, 2012

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – What were the articles that gained the most interest from GenomeWeb Daily News' readers last week? Here are the top five:

1) Roche Raises Bid to Acquire Illumina to $6.6B
2) Supreme Court Bounces Myriad BRCA Gene Patent Case Back to Appeals Court for Review
3) Roche Extends Takeover Offer for Illumina at Same Price
4) Columbia Sues Illumina for Infringement of NGS Patents
5) Sequestration Cuts 'Devastating' to NIH, Collins Tells Senate

The Scan

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.

Study Points to Benefits of Local Consolidative Therapy, Targeted Treatments in Cancer Care

In JCO Precision Oncology, researchers report that local consolidative therapy combined with molecularly targeted treatments could improve survival for some lung cancer patients.

Genetic Variants That Lower LDL Cholesterol Linked to Reduced Heart Disease Risk

Rare variants in two genes that lower LDL cholesterol are also associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new JAMA Cardiology study.

Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals

With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals.