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Università di Pisa's Fotios Loupakis and colleagues report in BMC Cancer on their retrospective analysis of whether certain VEGF polymorphisms affect the efficacy of first-line FOLFIRI plus bevacizumab in treating metastatic colon cancer. The researchers analyzed the genomic DNA of 111 patients receiving that treatment and determined their VEGF polymorphisms using PCR-RFLP.

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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.

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