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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 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.