Hitting the Big-Time

FDA has approved Novartis' Ilaris to treat a rare, genetic autoinflammatory disease, reports the Wall Street Journal. The paper's Health Blog adds that Ilaris is an example of that prized goal, personalized medicine. "It's also the first concrete result of Novartis's seven-year effort to target the genetic causes of disease.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.