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This week, Certara said that Plexxikon has selected its D360 software solution to support data access and analysis for its drug discovery projects.

Since BRAF inhibitors such as Roche/Plexxicon's vemurafenib, or PLX 4032, are currently in clinical trials for melanoma patients, the authors think there could be a rapid transition of their findings to the clinic.

By exploring a treatment strategy that involves Roche/Plexxikon's investigational pharmacogenomically targeted drug vemurafenib and Bristol-Myers Squibb's newly approved melanoma treatment Yervoy, two large drug developers are hoping to further improve outcomes for a genomically defined patient population.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.