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Genentech and 23andMe are collaborating on a study to determine genetic influences on how breast cancer patients respond to bevacizumab, also known as Avastin, reports Erika Check Hayden at the Nature News blog. She adds that FDA recently revoked the approval for Avastin to be used to treat certain breast cancers.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.