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Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided that the gene editing processes developed by Broad Institute and licensed to Editas Medicine do not interfere with techniques for genome editing created by University of California at Berkeley. . . . → Read More: Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

Science Org. CEO: Trump Order “Contrary to Science”

The chief executive officer of the world’s largest general science organization called the Trump administration’s order detaining travelers from Muslim countries to the U.S., including scientists and students, “contrary to the spirit of science.” . . . → Read More: Science Org. CEO: Trump Order “Contrary to Science”

News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Multiple news services today are reporting that the Trump administration is ordering several U.S. government agencies conducting or funding scientific research to cease discussing its activities with the media or public officials. . . . → Read More: News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Report from Maker Faire: Wrist Band Takes Blood Pressure

Report from Maker Faire: Two students designed a blood-pressure measurement device worn on the wrist to provide continuous readings, something a cuff cannot do. . . . → Read More: Report from Maker Faire: Wrist Band Takes Blood Pressure

Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space

Report from Maker Faire: Made In Space and Lowe’s stores displayed a system that recycles polyethylene plastic bags and bottles into filament for 3-D printers. . . . → Read More: Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space

Another Chance to Get Serious on Drug Pricing

Stephen Ubl at National Press Club, 25 May 2016 (A. Kotok)

Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, told a press and industry event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (25 May) that drug makers are eager to develop more individualized treatments for patients, but proposed regulations . . . → Read More: Another Chance to Get Serious on Drug Pricing

Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription drug prices, took aim at drug companies and their business practices. “An unaffordable drug is 100 percent ineffective,” Doggett told an audience at Center for American Progress on 26 April. . . . → Read More: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Special: The Next Health Care Disruption

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The frustration of the physicians comes through, piercing the structured format of a scientific journal. In July 2015, 118 oncologists at leading medical . . . → Read More: Special: The Next Health Care Disruption

Cancer Specialists Offer Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

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23 July 2015. A group of 118 cancer specialists proposed steps to reduce the cost of drugs to cancer patients, calling the current system of drug pricing “unsustainable and not affordable for many patients.” Their recommendations appear today in a commentary published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Pharmaceutical industry representatives, . . . → Read More: Cancer Specialists Offer Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Univ. Research Execs See Science Economic Benefits

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15 July 2015. Senior research executives at 10 U.S. universities described the benefits of scientific research to their campuses, communities, and nation at a roundtable discussion today in Washington, D.C. The forum, organized by the Science Coalition and Association of American Universities, also described perils of uneven federal research funding as . . . → Read More: Univ. Research Execs See Science Economic Benefits