NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration this week approved a new personalized, oral drug for a molecularly defined subset of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who have relapsed or are refractory to chemotherapy.

Venclexta (venetoclax), which AbbVie developed and markets with Genentech in the US, targets B-cell lymphoma 2, a commonly overexpressed protein known to drive cancer in CLL patients. The agency approved the drug for patients who have received prior therapy and have a 17p deletion as detected by Abbott Molecular's Vysis CLL FISH probe kit.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, says.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.