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Juno revises, resumes cancer trial after deaths

Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics says it’s resuming a clinical trial of its immunotherapy treatment, a week after the Food and Drug Administration ordered a hold due to the deaths of three patients. The FDA lifted its hold on the Phase II … Continue reading

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Cancer gene research wins White House honors

A quarter-century after her discovery of the BRCA1 breast cancer gene, University of Washington geneticist Mary-Claire King has received the nation’s highest scientific honor – and high praise from President Barack Obama – for her achievements. King’s status as a winner of … Continue reading

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Gates and Bezos invest in cancer testing venture

One of the giants of gene sequencing, Illumina, has spun off a new $100 million company called Grail to create an all-in-one blood test for cancer – and its investors include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The name … Continue reading

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