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Based on promising results from a late-stage trial, Vertex Pharmaceuticals is hoping to expand the indication of its cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco (ivacaftor) in other genetically defined patient populations.

European Commission Approves Vertex's Personalized CF Drug Kalydeco

FDA Grants Standard Review for Pfizer's NDA for Bosutinib in Ph-Positive CML

After data from a Phase III trial yielded significant improvements in the lung function of study participants who received the investigational drug VX-770, Vertex said it would work with regulatory agencies in the US and abroad to speed the drug's approval.

While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.