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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 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.