This Week in Cancer Discovery

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In Cancer Discovery this week, researchers at Genentech and the BC Cancer Agency report that the p27 phosphatase PPM1H is implicated in trastuzumab resistance in some breast cancer patients. Through RNA interference screening, the team found that knocking down PPM1H conferred trastuzumab resistance by reducing protein levels of the tumor suppressor p27.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.