By Turna Ray

A preliminary study conducted by Genomic Health and the Translational Genomics Research Institute suggests that certain genes may help explain why colon cancer patients have varying responses to the commonly prescribed chemotherapeutic oxaliplatin.

The results of this trial, if confirmed in additional studies, may help Genomic Health add a treatment benefit indication to its Oncotype DX test for colon cancer.

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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.