By Adam Bonislawski

A study led by Mayo Clinic researcher Edith Perez has found that including additional HER-family proteins in the standard HER2 companion diagnostic assay does not improve prediction of the effectiveness of trastuzumab treatment in breast cancer patients.

The findings, Perez told ProteoMonitor, counter hopes held by many breast cancer researchers that conventional HER2 testing could be made more effective by shifting to a multi-protein panel.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.