Getting Closer

Jeremy Grushcow at The Cross-Border Biotech Blog points to the KRAS mutation genetic test to identify patients who won't respond to Erbitux or Vectibix as "exactly how personalized medicine and comparative effectiveness can interact to benefit patients, pharma companies and payors." Grushcow says payors benefit by the elimination of unneces

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.