By Bernadette Toner

This article has been updated from a previous version to correct an error in the description of the effect of the EphB4 receptor in ovarian cancer patients. Survival in patients with tumors expressing the receptor decreased by two and a half years. It did not increase, as originally stated.

After several years in stealth mode, computational oncology firm Life Biosystems recently shared some initial results of its informatics-based approach to personalized medicine.

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In Science this week: mtDNA analysis give glimpse into decline of Neanderthals in Europe, and more.

The University of Arizona's Raina Maier writes that an understanding of the Earth's microbiome is needed.

The proposed Canadian budget emphasizes partnerships with industry, Nature News reports.

An Australian study of personalized medicine has run into problems as it recruits patients.

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