Biodesix last week presented results from a combined analysis of two Phase II trials using its Veristrat lung cancer companion diagnostic.

The results, which were shared at the Third European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva, demonstrated that Veristrat was able to identify non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer patients likely to have better and worse survival outcomes when given combination therapy of bevacizumab – marketed by Roche as Avastin – and erlotinib – marketed by Roche as Tarceva.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.