The Repurpose

The Broad Institute will be searching through Roche's catalog of more than 300 failed compounds to find new possible uses for those drugs, Fierce Biotech reports. "Presumably, those compounds passed initial safety tests, meaning that renewed development for a new use might not require as much lengthy (and expensive) study as a never-before-trialed drug," Fierce Biotech writes.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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