Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City have teamed up to test an investigational drug that could be the key to beating drug resistance in certain forms of leukemia. The drug, called RI-BPI, was developed by Weill Cornell's Ari Melnick, and in a study published in Nature in May, was shown to shut down a transcription factor researchers say is responsible for conferring drug resistance to acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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