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Flux and Uncertainty in the CRISPR Patent Landscape

By Aggie Mika | October 1, 2017

The battle for the control of the intellectual property surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 is as storied and nuanced as the technology itself.


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Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

A fraught market for the barbiturates prescribed to terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives has physicians turning to options outside big pharma.


image: Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research

Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2017

The Scandinavian island’s unique combination of genetic homogeneity, genealogical tradition, and high participation in research make it a prime location for discovery and validation of drug targets.

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image: Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer

Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2017

Following a spate of patient deaths in clinical trials testing modified T cells for the treatment of cancer, researchers work to reduce the treatment’s toxicity without sacrificing efficacy.


image: Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Near Approval

Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Near Approval

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

Successful late-stage clinical trials could mark the maturation of a new drug development platform, but the path to commercialization is not without hurdles.


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The Growth of Iowa Biotech

By Jenny Rood | August 1, 2016

The state’s industry draws inspiration from medicine as well as agriculture.

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Banking on Blood Tests

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | April 1, 2016

How close are liquid biopsies to replacing current diagnostics?

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Picking Up the Pace

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2016

FDA designations promise to expedite the approval of drugs for conditions ranging from infectious disease to cancer.


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Battling the Bulge

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2015

Weight-loss drugs that target newly characterized obesity-related receptors and pathways could finally offer truly effective fat control.


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The Sounds of Silence

By Jenny Rood | September 1, 2015

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


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