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    • Scientists create mosquito strain with malaria-blocking genes
      By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists aiming to take the bite out of malaria have produced a strain of mosquitoes carrying genes that block its transmission, with the idea that they could breed with other members of their species in the wi…
      - 2 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 7:34am -
    • Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
      WASHINGTON (AP) — California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far bey…
      - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 8:19pm -
    • Aduro Biotech tops Street 3Q forecasts
      On a per-share basis, the Berkeley, California-based company said it had net income of 1 cent. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...
      - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:09pm -
    • Gene mutation behind Finns' reckless drunkenness, study says
      Finns may have a reputation for sometimes drunken and violent behaviour, but a new scientific study suggests their impulsive and reckless actions may be caused by a genetic mutation. "When these people drink alcohol, their partly latent predispositio…
      - 6 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 5:58pm -
    • Alarming new "superbug" gene found in animals and people in China
      By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers said on Wedne…
      - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 11:33pm -
    • European biotech gets boost as Genmab market value hits $7 billion
      By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - European biotechnology, long a poor relation to the far bigger U.S. industry, got a lift on Tuesday with approval of a new blood cancer drug that promises to bring sustainable profits to the continent's second-bigg…
      - 8 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 2:45pm -
    • Genetic sleuthing helps sort out ancestry of modern Europeans
      By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA extracted from a skull and a molar tooth of ancient human remains discovered in the southern Caucasus region of Georgia is helping sort out the multifaceted ancestry of modern Europeans. Scientists said on Mo…
      - 9 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 6:04am -
    • Rite Aid adds prescription analysis to genetic test lineup
      Rite Aid is giving patients a chance to peek over their doctor's shoulder with genetic tests that help determine the effectiveness of some prescriptions. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it is selling ...
      - 13 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 11:27pm -
    • LA 2024 tabs Goldman Sachs executive Gene Sykes as CEO
      The new CEO of the effort to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles loves the idea so much, he's working for free. Gene Sykes, an executive with Goldman Sachs, will work full time as CEO of Los Angeles ...
      - 13 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 9:53pm -
    • Xenon Pharmaceuticals reports 3Q loss
      The Burnaby, British Columbia-based company said it had a loss of 27 cents per share. The gene therapy biotech company posted revenue of $4.3 million in the period. Xenon Pharmaceuticals shares have dropped ...
      - 15 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 9:47pm -

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      • Up Scope! Pharma, Periscope and Some Regulatory Questions
        Back in June in a posting about the new (relatively) live streaming capability brought to use by Periscope. The app, acquired by Twitter prior to its launch early in 2015, allows you to live stream content from where you are to … Continue reading…
        - 1 day ago, 24 Nov 15, 12:22pm -
      • Weekly Roundup 11.20.15
        The cranberries have been bought and so have the clementines. The cream cheese for the pumpkin cheese cake is in the fridge along with the sausage and green apples for the cornbread stuffing. The turkey is on order for pickup … Continue reading →
        - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 12:20pm -
      • HIV Celebrity Diagnosis – What’s Changed. What Hasn’t.

        - 6 days ago, 19 Nov 15, 11:58am -
      • Weekly Roundup 11.13.15
        The leaves are falling in earnest and faster than they can be raked and packaged for pickup. The stomach craves comfort food. Thanksgiving goodies are just around the corner. This week FDA had a federal holiday (Veteran’s Day) while many … Contin…
        - 12 days ago, 13 Nov 15, 12:47pm -
      • Weekly Roundup 11.6.15
        Every year I am concerned that I will run out of Halloween candy. I never do. Every year there is some left over. Apparently this is my trick and my treat. We have had an unusual warm spell in the … Continue reading →
        - 19 days ago, 6 Nov 15, 1:11pm -
      • Upward Mobility – The Great Migration Into Optimizing
        One of the many noteworthy milestones with respect to digital has been around the transition to mobile search. As was recently reported, Google’s Amit Singhal speaking at a conference noted that Google is getting over 100 billion searches each mont…
        - 20 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 1:50pm -
      • Weekly Roundup 10.30.15
        If you are like me, you have raided – at least once – the stash of candy you have squirreled away to give out this weekend. It happens every year. I am weak. Fortunately, tomorrow they will arrive and take … Continue reading →
        - 26 days ago, 30 Oct 15, 11:44am -
      • Weekly Roundup 10.23.15
        There was no Weekly Roundup last week due to a confluence of circumstances, including the fact that it seemed a very quiet week last week when it comes to many of the things I watch. But this week, there was … Continue reading →
        - 33 days ago, 23 Oct 15, 10:59am -
      • A Look Back at Regulatory Enforcement by Therapeutic Category
        In past years, I have always provided quarterly updates of the Warning and Untitled Letters that the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (formerly DDMAC) puts out, regulating the promotion of pharmaceutical products. However, with only one letter i…
        - 35 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 10:58am -
      • Advisory Committee – Vacancies and Transparencies
        The FDA has a total of 33 Advisory Committees, 17 of which are focused on Drugs and 5 of which are focused on blood, vaccines and other biologics. For our purposes today, we are going to focus on those dedicated … Continue reading →
        - 43 days ago, 13 Oct 15, 11:34am -