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The US Food and Drug Administration approved sipuleucel-T, marketed as Provenge, last April for the treatment of a form of prostate cancer, and, with a $31,000 price tag per treatment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decided to conduct its own review of the drug, write James Chambers and Peter Neumann from Tufts Medical Center in an online first New England Journal of Medicine perspective.

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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.