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Horizon BRAF-Resistant Melanoma PDX Models

Horizon Discovery has launched four new BRAF-resistant melanoma patient derived xenograft (PDX) models. The company has partnered with the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology in Philadelphia to make their melanoma PDX models available to the research community. The models are created by implanting cancerous tissued from a human primary tumor directly into immunodeficient mouse or rat models.They can support drug efficacy studies, the company said.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.