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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In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

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