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Flux and Uncertainty in the CRISPR Patent Landscape

By | 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 | 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.

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Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research

By | 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 | 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 | August 1, 2016

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

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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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Lazarus Drugs

By | February 1, 2015

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

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Cannabis Biotech

By | December 1, 2014

As medical marijuana businesses set up shop across the U.S., a handful of companies are taking the pharmaceutical route, guiding cannabis-derived drugs through clinical trials.

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Incubator Boom

By | 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 | January 1, 2014

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

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