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September 21, 2016

Medical cures bill pushed back to lame-duck

The Hill - Legislation to speed the approval of new medical cures will not move in Congress before lawmakers leave town for the election despite a last-minute push, lobbyists and aides said. 

September 20, 2016

Europe: Brain injury charity calls for review of football's concussion policy

Eurosport - Football's response to the growing body of evidence that links head injuries, even minor ones, to serious illnesses later in life has been in the spotlight for some time, most particularly earlier this year when it emerged that four of the eight surviving members of England's World Cup-winning team in 1966 now suffer from dementia or memory loss.

September 20, 2016

DNA Sequencing in Space Could Protect Astronaut Health

Space - NASA astronauts are opening new doors in the worlds of science and medicine by sequencing DNA in all sorts of extreme environments, including, for the first time, the microgravity of the International Space Station.

September 20, 2016

Microbiome Companies Attract Big Investments

WSJ - Human Longevity Inc., which raised $220 million in venture financing earlier this year, sequences microbiome DNA for individual clients to uncover disease-associated imbalances in microbial populations.

September 19, 2016

Divisions run deep over how to regulate stem cell clinics

CNN - Stem cells have the potential to divide and develop into many different cell types in the body. They are so enchanting and so promising -- that they have Food and Drug Administration officials scratching their heads.

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