Genetic test allows reducing the use of chemotherapy in early-stage breast cancer patients

Genomic risk profiling lies at the heart of personalized management of cancer. The MINDACT study showed that nearly 50% of patients with early-stage breast cancer, who were considered at high risk for disease recurrence based on standard clinical and biological criteria, had no clinically relevant chemotherapy benefit.

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Geneva brings together international experts in biocuration, a fast-growing field that plays a key role in biomedical research

The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has been selected by the International Society for Biocuration to host the 9th International Biocuration Conference in Geneva at the Campus Biotech on 10-14 April.

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The “Uniprot” generation of SIB biocurators: some views

The “UniProt” generation

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the gold-standard knowledgebase is a time to honour the first generation of Swiss-Prot curators who were part of the creation of the resource, but also to listen to those who joined the ship ten years ago: the “UniProt” generation.

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Dramatically dynamic genomic evolution of a mighty mite

Sequencing and comparative analysis of the genome of the Western Orchard predatory mite has revealed intriguingly-extreme genomic evolutionary dynamics through an international research effort co-led by scientists from the University of Geneva and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

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