Life Technologies, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and US Oncology said last week that they are collaborating to sequence 14 breast cancer tumors using Life Tech's SOLiD system in order to help with treatment decisions.

The samples are from patients with triple-negative breast cancer whose tumors have progressed despite other therapies. The goal of the study is "to demonstrate whether genomic sequencing of cancer tissues can provide clues for treatment strategies for these individuals," according to the partners.

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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.

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