PARP1 Inhibitor Takes On Pancreatic Cancer

PARP1 Inhibitor Takes On Pancreatic Cancer

PARP1 INHIBITORs PARP1 inhibitors are back in the headlines this week, as Astra Zeneca’s (Cambridge, England) and Merck’s (Kenilworth, New Jersey) Lynparza posted positive Phase III results from a trial with pancreatic cancer patients—a notoriously difficult...
Is Genetic Variety The Spice Of Life?

Is Genetic Variety The Spice Of Life?

Understanding Basis Of Evolution Take a look at the person closest to you. Compare the color of their eyes, the texture of their hair, even the complexion of their skin to your own. Do you notice a lot of differences? Genetic variation accounts for the dissimilarities...

First-in-Class: 2014 Drug Approvals

The FDA ushered in six new drugs just before the close of 2014, bringing the final tally to 41– the highest rate since 1996, when the agency approved 53 drugs. 2014 drug approvals were notable not only for their quantity, but also their quality. A number of new drugs...

Mutations And Disease: The Spice Of Life

This week’s issue features excerpts from the “Genetic Variation” chapter of The Biotech Primer, our 200-page book that provides an in-depth look at the biotech industry and the science that drives it. In this chapter, we explain the different types and...