Celgene Scraps $2.6B Deal, Licenses Jounce Antibody in Restructured Cancer Collaboration

Robert Hershberg, MD, PhD, Celgene executive vice president and head of business development On its way to being acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), Celgene has restructured its three-year-old alliance with Jounce Therapeutics by terminating their...

Pancreatic Cancer Drug Resistance Pathways Identified

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) say they have found a way to tackle the problem of drug resistance and stop the growth of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) tumors in mice. Their findings...

Medovex’s Transition to H-CYTE Underscores Biotechnology Focus – GlobeNewswire

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medovex Corp. (OTCQB: Symbol MDVX) ("Medovex" or the "Company"), is transitioning to its new name H-CYTE Inc. (“H-CYTE”) to underscore its focus of delivering regenerative anti-inflammatory...

Swiss Scientists Upgrade CRISPR to Edit Many Genes at Once

A research group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, has made it possible to edit hundreds of genes at once with CRISPR gene editing. CRISPR gene editing has revolutionized the biotech industry by providing an easy and...

Novel Approach Can Determine the Sources of the Gut’s Microbiome

A team led by UCLA researchers says it has developed a faster and more accurate way to determine where the many bacteria that live in, and on, humans come from. Broadly, the tool can...

Global Agricultural Biotechnology Market Will Reach USD 67.01 Billion By 2025: Zion Market Research...

New York, NY, July 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Agricultural Biotechnology Market by Type (Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Markers, Tissue Culture, Vaccines, Genetic Engineering, and Others)...

GWAS Discovers New Type 2 Diabetes Gene in African Population

A genome-wide analysis of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in sub-Saharan African populations, which have been vastly underrepresented in genomics research, resulted in the discovery of a previously-unreported gene, ZRANB3 (Zinc Finger RANBP2-Type Containing 3),...

Merck & Co., Skyhawk Collaborate on RNA-Binding Small Molecule Therapies

Merck & Co. and Skyhawk Therapeutics have launched a collaboration that could pay the Waltham, MA, biotech approximately $600 million for every small molecule program the companies develop against neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. The companies...

Managing Multiple Biomarker Therapeutic Development

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Machine learning helps plant science turn over a new leaf

Salk scientists use machine-learning algorithms to help automate plant studies Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA–(October 7, 2019) Father of genetics Gregor Mendel spent years tediously observing and measuring...