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NEW YORK – New drugs are more likely to be approved if they target a gene linked to disease, according to a new analysis from AbbVie researchers that confirms earlier findings. 

Only between 5 percent and 10 percent of new drug candidates that enter early-stage clinical trials are eventually approved. In 2015, researchers led by GlaxoSmithKline's Philippe Sanseau reported that drugs with supporting genetic evidence were twice as likely to be approved.

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The Guardian reports that visa costs could prevent scientists and others from coming to the UK.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

Nature News says some preprint repositories may close down due to a lack of funds to cover costs.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.

Feb
25
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This webinar will discuss a study that used long-read transcriptome sequencing to explore the distribution of isoforms in colon cancer samples and their metastasis counterparts. 

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26
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This webinar will explain how the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, has transformed its DNA workflows to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic illnesses that are prevalent in the pediatric population of its community.

Mar
31
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