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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.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.