Testing for gene mutations that hinder the ability of colorectal cancer patients to respond to anti-EGFR drugs is a cost-effective way of administering such pricey treatments, according to a study based on simulated modeling that was published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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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.