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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Almac Diagnostics said today that it will collaborate with Lilly UK to develop a companion diagnostic for a combination lung cancer therapy.

The companies will evaluate a predictive marker for a drug combination used in treating non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer patients. Specifically, they will study Thymidylate Synthase as a marker for response to the Eli Lilly drug pemetrexid (Alimta) in combination with cisplatin.

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In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.

The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

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