This Week in the Medical Journals | GenomeWeb

In NEJM this week, researchers in the US and Europe report on the efficacy and safety of vismodegib, a small-molecule hedgehog pathway inhibitor, for the treatment of basal-cell carcinoma. In a multicenter, international, two-cohort, nonrandomized study, the team enrolled 33 patients with metastatic basal-cell carcinoma and 63 patients with locally advanced basal-cell carcinoma, and administered vismodegib.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.