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FDA Warning Letter Highlights Disconnect Between Regulator & Biotech Industry

A surprise at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner was that a majority of my friends (who do not work in biopharma) at the dinner table heard about the FDA warning letter issued to 23 & Me, a biotechnology company that offers a direct-to-consumer genome test kit. Almost all of them have used the kit and find […]

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Why Discussions around Whether to Patent Human Genes Matter to Everyone

NPR yesterday published an article reporting on a high profile case about patenting human genes, which generated a lot of chatter among both biotech business and science communities. Fortunately, it looks like as of now, I still don’t have to pay for genes I got from my mom and dad–the Supreme Court was skeptical about […]

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