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This story in MIT's Technology Review profiles work underway at the University of Virginia to build a computer model that can accurately predict, based on gene expression analysis, which cancer drugs will be most effective for a particular patient. "The researchers are integrating the model into clinical trials to test whether it can be used to select the patients most likely to respond to a particular drug.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.