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Isis Pharmaceuticals and partner Genzyme announced this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved their antisense drug Kynamro, known generically as mipomersen, for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

This article has been updated with additional details about the strategic alliance.

Isis Pharmaceuticals this week said that it stands to receive a $1.1 million payment tied to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' strategic alliance with Genyzme.

With Positive Survival Data, Genentech Crossing over EMILIA Patients on Lapatinib/Capecitabine Combo to T-DM1

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genzyme and Veracyte today announced a co-marketing deal covering Veracyte's thyroid diagnostic tool.

Specifically, the companies are seeking clearance to commercialize the 200 mg weekly dose of the drug for the treatment of homozygous and severe heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

Following a positive recommendation from the EMA committee, the European Commission is expected to issue a decision in September regarding marketing Tarceva as a first-line treatment for EGFR-mutation-positive NSCLC.

LabCorp plans to integrate Genzyme Genetics' reimbursement and IT teams at the Westborough, Mass., facility into its own operations.

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LabCorp completed the $925 million deal around three months after it was initially announced.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.