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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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.