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Bit Quicker, Actually

An analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the US Food and Drug Administration reviews new drugs faster than the European Medicines Agency.

The test will identify NSCLC patients with PD-L1 expression who are likely to benefit from Merck's Keytruda, which has received a positive opinion from European regulators.

The European Medicines Agency announced it would launch an in-depth review of the benefits and risks of the leukemia medicine Iclusig (ponatinib).

Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a campaign to educate healthcare providers about biomarker testing to personalize treatment for non-small cell lung cancer patients.

Eli Lilly said last week that it received a complete response letter from the US Food and Drug Administration declining its application to market Erbitux as a first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.