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October 5, 2016

Republicans want REGROW Legislation

Politico - Democrats, the FDA and many prominent stem cell researchers had nothing but antipathy this spring for Sen. Mark Kirk's bill to push FDA to grant preliminary approvals to regenerative medicine treatments before they had been proven effective.

October 4, 2016

precisionFDA’s Next Challenge? Conduct an App-a-Thon!

FDA Voice - FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of supercomputers, the creative and collaborative culture of the scientific community, and novel approaches to technology to help achieve advances in diagnostics, therapeutics, and analytics that will ultimately benefit patients. 

October 4, 2016

When science outpaces policy

The Observer – Spindle-nuclear transfer isn’t technically legal in the U.S. Their doctor thought mitochondrial transfer would help, but was unable to obtain the necessary FDA approval — so the team went to Mexico to perform the procedure.