This Week in the Medical Journals | GenomeWeb

In NEJM this week, researchers in the US and Europe report on the efficacy and safety of vismodegib, a small-molecule hedgehog pathway inhibitor, for the treatment of basal-cell carcinoma. In a multicenter, international, two-cohort, nonrandomized study, the team enrolled 33 patients with metastatic basal-cell carcinoma and 63 patients with locally advanced basal-cell carcinoma, and administered vismodegib.

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In Science this week: experts say race is not a sufficient proxy for studying human genetic diversity and more.

Technology Review writes that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing firm Editas' success may hinge on a patent case.

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