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In 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration rejected 66 percent of new drug applications, but so far this year, the agency has approved 89 percent of such applications, Forbes' Matthew Herper reports. His analysis draws on data commissioned by Forbes from BioMedTracker.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.