The European Commission's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use last eek recommended marketing authorization for Roche's Zelboraf as a monotherapy for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Zelboraf (vemurafenib) inhibits BRAF proteins that harbor a mutation at position 600, which causes cell proliferation in the absence of growth factors that would normally be required for proliferation.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

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