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Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Plant scientists in Australia and the U.K. developed a process that sharply cuts the amount of time needed to produce new breeds of plant crops including commercial varieties of wheat. . . . → Read More: Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Cell Engineering Company Launches, Raises $4.7 Million

A company designing biological circuits with techniques derived from computer-assisted design like those used in semiconductors is starting up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. . . . → Read More: Cell Engineering Company Launches, Raises $4.7 Million

FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Inherited Vision Loss

A therapy using transfers of healthy genes to treat a rare form of inherited vision loss was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Inherited Vision Loss

Biotechs Partner on HPV Cancer Immunotherapies

Biotechnology companies in the U.S. and the Netherlands are collaborating on treatments for cancers caused by a type of human papillomavirus, or HPV. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on HPV Cancer Immunotherapies

FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company developing transfers of healthy genes to treat chronic diseases is receiving an accelerated review of its heart failure therapy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

CAR T-Cells Shown Effective in Long-Term Studies

Results from two clinical studies of engineered immune system cells show patients continue to respond their treatments after 6 months or more. . . . → Read More: CAR T-Cells Shown Effective in Long-Term Studies

PTSD Drug Trial Begins, Gets Fast-Track Status

An experimental drug that aims to keep nerve cells flexible is beginning an early-stage clinical trial as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. . . . → Read More: PTSD Drug Trial Begins, Gets Fast-Track Status

Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

A university in Australia is joining a European research project to create new types of tobacco plants for producing pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

Cell Programming Company Raises $49.5M in Early Funds

A start-up enterprise creating add-on treatments that program the effects of cell and gene therapies is raising $49.5 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Cell Programming Company Raises $49.5M in Early Funds

Engineered Cells Identify Rare Epilepsy Drug Candidates

A process using high-speed screening of drug candidates with genetically engineered cells identified potential drugs to treat a rare form of childhood epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Engineered Cells Identify Rare Epilepsy Drug Candidates