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An article in Forbes reports on new findings that show ImClone Systems' colon cancer drug Erbitux and a similar drug from Amgen, Vectibix, may not work in half of colon cancer patients. By using a genetic test, it can tell patients whether they have tumors with a mutation in kras that would make the drugs ineffective.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

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