NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A GWAS study of glioma has uncovered 13 new genetic markers associated with the disease, and confirmed 13 previously discovered markers. The researchers also found a clear difference in the genetic risk factors for high-grade glioblastoma versus low-grade glioma.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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