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Novartis Buys Rights to GSK MS Drug for $1 Billion

By | August 24, 2015

The multiple sclerosis treatment has yet to be tested in Phase 3 clinical trials.

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Alphabet Announces Life Sciences

By | August 24, 2015

Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.

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Valeant Scoops Sprout for $1 Billion

By | August 24, 2015

The Canadian pharmaceutical firm is buying the American drugmaker behind the newly approved “female Viagra.”

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Influential Cancer Biologist Dies

By | August 24, 2015

Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.

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A Costly Case of Grant Fraud

By | August 24, 2015

The National Science Foundation orders Northeastern University to repay $2.7 million for nine years of mismanaging a federal grant.

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Computer Science Pioneer Dies

By | August 21, 2015

John Henry Holland, who developed genetic algorithms, has passed away. He was 86.

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Week in Review: August 17–21

By | August 21, 2015

Synthetic DNA–based MERS vax shows promise; fake peer review on scores of papers; gut microbes and an autoimmune eye disease; “Informed Consent” theater review

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#IceBucketChallenge Payoff

By | August 20, 2015

A year after the viral ALS awareness campaign raised millions, researchers say they have something to show for the influx of funds.

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Sage Pulls More Papers for Fake Peer Review

By | August 20, 2015

The publisher is retracting 17 articles because of tampering with the peer-review process.

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Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm

By | August 19, 2015

With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.

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