Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice

The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.

The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.

pharma & biotech
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
John D. Loike | Aug 16, 2018
Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.
FDA Approves Oral Drug for Fabry Disease
FDA Approves Oral Drug for Fabry Disease
Ashley Yeager | Aug 13, 2018
The medicine increases the activity of a deficient enzyme in certain patients with the condition.
First RNAi Therapy Approved by FDA
First RNAi Therapy Approved by FDA
Kerry Grens | Aug 10, 2018
Alnylam’s patisiran interferes with the production of a mutated protein present in people with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis.
Novartis and Sanofi Stockpile Meds in Preparation for Brexit
Novartis and Sanofi Stockpile Meds in Preparation for Brexit
Ashley Yeager | Aug 3, 2018
If the UK leaves the EU in March without a deal, transport of insulin and other essential drugs could be delayed.
Arrests, Investigations Over Vaccine Scandal in China
Arrests, Investigations Over Vaccine Scandal in China
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2018
Changsheng is found to have forged records for a rabies vaccine and is accused of distributing thousands of substandard DPT immunizations to be used in children.
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Symptoms, Reduces Plaques
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Symptoms, Reduces Plaques
Kerry Grens | Jul 26, 2018
In a clinical trial, patients on the highest injected dose had 30 percent less cognitive decline over time than people on a placebo.
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU 
Catherine Offord | Jul 25, 2018
The European Court of Justice has decided that organisms made with precision techniques such as CRISPR will be subject to the same rules as transgenic plants or animals.
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Ashley Yeager | Jul 23, 2018
Genetics pioneer Craig Venter is not named as a defendant, but the company he founded alleges that he stole trade secrets.
Questions Raised About &ldquo;Breakthrough&rdquo; Therapies&rsquo; Clinical Support
Questions Raised About “Breakthrough” Therapies’ Clinical Support
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2018
Compared to other drugs, therapeutics given breakthrough status receive FDA approval on the basis of weaker trial evidence, a study finds.