By Turna Ray

UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence agrees with US health regulators when it comes to Avastin as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer.

After reviewing the available evidence on Genentech/Roche's Avastin in combination with a taxane therapy to treat metastatic breast cancer in the first-line setting, NICE found this treatment regimen was not cost effective and did not improve patient outcomes compared to available alternatives.

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.