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As the first personalized cell and gene therapies are approved from small clinical trials, researchers propose the creation of publicly accessible databases to pull together real-world results.  

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New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

By Catherine Offord | April 12, 2018

A preliminary clinical trial finds that the personalized therapy improves survival rates and has no severe side-effects.

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Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 10, 2018

Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness.  

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Applications for Phase 1 and 2 human studies in Germany frequently lack sufficient information about an intervention’s efficacy in animal experiments, according to a new study.  

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With three recent FDA approvals, and a number of Phase 3 trials ongoing, the drugs are seeing a surge in interest.

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Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit

By Catherine Offord | March 15, 2018

The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.

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Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.

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New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting

By Diana Kwon | February 22, 2018

The watchdog website FDAAA TrialsTracker names and shames human studies that breach the FDA’s requirements for reporting results.

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More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.

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Both higher education and industry associations were advocating for a later implementation date for the Common Rule, which governs human studies.

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