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Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Syringe

An alliance of research organizations is designing ways to cut the time needed to develop, test, and manufacture new vaccines to as little as 6 months. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Shutdown Delays FDA Peanut Allergy Drug Review

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Regulatory review of a drug to prevent allergic reactions to peanuts appears to be delayed by the shutdown of some U.S. government operations. . . . → Read More: Shutdown Delays FDA Peanut Allergy Drug Review

Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms

Strawberries

An agricultural genomics company in Israel and auto maker Toyota began a joint project to design new varieties of strawberries to grow on Japanese farms . . . → Read More: Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms

RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects

Kathy Steece-Collier

Medical researchers are developing a treatment for a frequent side-effect of Parkinson’s disease drugs using a corrective RNA molecule to reverse the condition. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects

Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Computational biology illustration

A computational biology lab designed a synthetic protein that works like natural cancer-fighting proteins, but in lab mice kills cancer cells with few adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Cancer-Fighting Protein Designed to Cut Adverse Effects

Crispr Deployed to Stop Disease, Pest Insects

Nikolay Kandul and Omar Akbari

A genetics lab is using the genome editing technique Crispr to create sterilized male insects, which can lead to fewer disease-spreading and farm pest insects. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Stop Disease, Pest Insects

Trial Testing DNA Antibody Vaccine for Zika

Baby with microcephaly

A clinical trial is enrolling participants testing a vaccine to prevent Zika infections with synthetic DNA particles designed to produce antibodies against the virus. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing DNA Antibody Vaccine for Zika

Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Hand bandage

A bioengineering team designed a way to use acids in DNA that in lab tests promote wound repair by encouraging production of healing proteins in surrounding tissues. . . . → Read More: Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Lilly Buys Precision Cancer Company in $8B Deal

Drug maker Eli Lilly and Company is acquiring a developer of cancer therapies that target specific genetic alterations rather than tumors in the body. . . . → Read More: Lilly Buys Precision Cancer Company in $8B Deal

Infographic – Nasdaq Biotech Index Recovers

Nasdaq Biotechnology Index

We’ll check in from time to time on the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index that tracks 223 biotech industry stocks. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Nasdaq Biotech Index Recovers