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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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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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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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The Sounds of Silence

By Jenny Rood | September 1, 2015

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

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Lazarus Drugs

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2015

While some drugs sail through development, others suffer setbacks, including FDA rejections, before reaching the market.  

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Incubator Boom

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2014

From San Francisco to St. Louis, biotech incubators are proliferating across North America. Can they deliver on their promise of fueling the economy?  

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Outwitting the Perfect Pathogen

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2014

Tuberculosis is exquisitely adapted to the human body. Researchers need a new game plan for beating it.

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Penetrating the Brain

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.

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Remaking a Classic

By Megan Scudellari | September 1, 2013

Companies are bursting at the seams with tools to engineer pharma’s next magic bullet: the new and improved antibody.

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