Millennium Pharmaceuticals has discovered biomarkers that may identify likely responders to its multiple myeloma drug Velcade, and hopes that additional pharmacogenomic research will help improve outcomes and expand use of the drug into a broader multiple myeloma patient population.

Genomic analyses on tumor samples prospectively collected from previously treated multiple myeloma patients revealed that patients with an increased expression of genes in the NF-kB  and adhesion molecule pathways may be more sensitive to the drug.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.