As Massachusetts’ $1 billion biotech bill takes a back seat to lawmakers’ effort to craft a new state budget, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is keeping life-science support on the front burner by trumpeting two recent successes of industry growth in the state — and by launching a new program that could spread some of that activity beyond Boston and Cambridge.
 

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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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