PIK3CA | GenomeWeb


Early data presented at SABCS suggests that ER/PR-positive breast cancer patients could respond particularly well to Genentech's PI3 kinase inhibitor.

Originally published Dec. 12. SAN ANTONIO, TEX. – Fifteen years after it came on the market, Herceptin is still the poster child for personalized medicine, and when combined with chemotherapy it's still the standard of care for HER2-positive breast cancer.

By Ben Butkus
German molecular diagnostic services company Inostics is currently beta-testing its first assay kits featuring its BEAMing digital PCR technology, company officials said recently.

The patent application was filed by Montefiore Medical Center's Sanjay Goel and John Mariadason, who discovered the association between mutations in the PIK3CA and PTEN genes and a lack of response to EGFR inhibitors.

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Life Tech's Ion OneTouch system; Transgenomic's Surveyor Scan BRAF and PIK3CA mutation-detection kits.

In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.

There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.

A national assessment shows that US students lag in the sciences, but suggests that achievement gaps are narrowing.

Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.