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Originally published Aug. 13.
The combined sales from Roche's treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer took the lead for pharmacogenomically targeted cancer drugs during the second quarter.

While RNAi drug developers continue to pursue major indications such as cancer and hepatitis C, a number of these companies are looking to niche diseases as good opportunities to apply the gene-silencing technology.

Two new personalized treatment options are now available for patients with metastatic or unresectable melanoma whose tumors harbor mutations in the BRAF gene.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Adaptive Biotechnologies today announced the signing of a collaborative agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb for the use of Adaptive's technology to discover immunological biomarkers in cancer.

A group of Australian researchers has identified a set of plasma proteins that could help predict patient levels of the Alzheimer's disease-associated molecule beta-amyloid.

Santaris Pharma this week announced that it has formed a world-wide drug discovery alliance with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Qiagen said this week that GE Healthcare subsidiary Clarient will offer Qiagen's Therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR kit as a companion diagnostic to guide the use of Erbitux (cetuximab) as a treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Opko Health said this week that it has expanded its collaboration with drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb to use its protein biomarker discovery platform to identify markers predictive of patient response to several BMS therapeutics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Opko Health said today that it has expanded a collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb to include biomarker discovery for pharmacogenomic tests for use in treating Alzheimer's disease.

According to a team led by researchers at Plymouth University, there are significant flaws in the standard cognitive test used to diagnose and evaluate Alzheimer's disease patients, which could be hampering efforts to develop treatments and biomarkers for the disease.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.