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In the News This Week

·         The Road to Cancer Treatment Through Clinical Trials

·         Blood sample appeal for medical research

·         Big Pharma joins the U.K.'s genomics project with eyes on drug discovery

·         Amgen uncovers trove of gene knockouts in 'molecular national selfie'

·         GlaxoSmithKline mounts an open casting call for R&D starlets

·         AstraZeneca buys into Harvard's stem cell tech for diabetes R&D

·         GlaxoSmithKline mounts an open casting call for R&D starlets

·         100,000 Genomes Project taps Big Pharma dream team for data crunching skills

·         Federal Trade Commission cracking down on questionable mobile medical apps

·         Google, J&J partner to advance surgical robotics

·         Stryker gets FDA clearance to use Mako robot for hip replacement

·         Medtronic slides into hearing devices with magnetic implant startup acquisition

·         Hey, European countries--join forces to bring down drug prices, WHO suggests

·         Japan's Otsuka sues U.S. FDA over Abilify in unique focus on exclusivity rules

·         Indian state to train employees to think like FDA inspectors

·         Can Payers and Drug Industry Agree on Real Value?

·         Germany's cost watchdog decides Valeant's Provenge has added benefit after all

·         Europe pushes back verdict on Bristol immune system cancer drug

·         FDA to evaluate homeopathy regulatory framework

·         Genfit to conduct large liver drug trial despite setback

·         'Right to Try' Legislation Tracker

·         £40m boost for UK life sciences

·         CR UK ties with EPSRC for collaborative research

·         UK launch for mental health apps library

·         Keytruda beats Yervoy in first-line melanoma

·         International prize for cardiac modelling research

·         Who do you think you really are? The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles

·         Embryo gene-editing is unsafe and unethical, say gene-editing scientists

·         Ribosome nobel laureate elected to Royal Society presidency

·         Editor quits journal over pay-for-expedited peer-review offer

·         U.K. government scientists hit with media restrictions

·         Accelerated Change: Understanding the FDA’s Expedited Pathways

·         Max Planck Society unveils €50 million support plan for young scientists

·         Why NIH's Anthony Fauci is treating Ebola patients himself

·         A Patient Perspective on Patient Engagement

·         Hoax-detecting software spots fake papers

·         Bad gene cripples flu defenses

·         One thousand genes you could live without

·         HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award 2015 competition now open

·         Personalized Medicine at a Crossroads

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