The Mouse Version

Some cancer patients are paying for their own mouse avatars on which to test possible drug therapies, the Associated Press reports.

"What I'm doing is personalized cancer treatment. It's the wave of the future," breast cancer patient Eileen Youtie tells the AP. "Part of this is trying to eliminate chemos that are not going to work on me. I don't want to waste time taking them and poison my body."

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.