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Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

By | October 21, 2015

The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.


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Buzzed Honeybees

By | October 20, 2015

Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.


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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.


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Gene-Edited Pets

By | October 2, 2015

Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.

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Biotech Stocks Take a Hit

By | September 30, 2015

Some say the biotech bubble has burst over concerns that drug prices are too high—and may soon be regulated.

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Treating Toxoplasmosis

By | September 25, 2015

While one company hikes the price of an old drug to treat the parasitic infection, academic researchers report that an approved blood pressure medication could be just what the doctor ordered.


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The Sounds of Silence

By | September 1, 2015

Science-based tinnitus therapeutics are finally coming into their own.

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Hearing Help

By | September 1, 2015

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.  


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TS Live: Pharma Feast

By | August 26, 2015

A sampling of the biggest acquisitions reshaping the life sciences industry in 2015


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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.


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