News & Comment

  • Patents |

    Recent patents related to systems and methods of imaging.

  • Career Feature |

    A quarterly snapshot of job expansions, reductions and availability in the biotech and pharma sectors.

    • Michael Francisco
  • News |

    Epizyme’s EZH2 inhibitor gains two approvals in quick succession — a milestone for this new class of epigenetic cancer drug that targets histone marks with greater precision than previous generations.

    • Ken Garber
  • People |

    Recent moves of note in and around the biotech and pharma industries.

  • Editorial |

    As preliminary research findings are shared more widely and at an increasing pace, action is needed to counter the spread of misinformation.

  • News Feature |

    Research groups around the globe are looking to see whether urban wastewater monitoring can be integrated into surveillance systems for SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.

    • Charles Schmidt
  • Patents |

    Recent patents related to CRISPR-based gene editing, disease treatment and methods for targeting nucleic acids.

  • Editorial |

    As CRISPR–Cas9 enters human testing, the blistering pace of progress in preclinical research is offering a bewildering array of options for therapeutic gene editing.

  • Building a Business |

    Ask any pharma executive whether their company is interested in academic collaborations and the answer is a resounding “yes.” So why do so few academic institutions have success stories to share?

    • Juan Carlos López
  • Patents |

    Obtaining patent protection for microbiome therapeutics has been affected profoundly by the US Supreme Court decisions in Myriad and Mayo, which redefined the scope of which natural phenomena, including microbiome therapeutics, are patent eligible.

    • Mark J. FitzGerald
    •  & Erik J. Spek
  • People |

    Recent moves of note in and around the biotech and pharma industries.

  • News |

    Coronavirus is instigating new thinking in diagnostics, such as face masks that can detect viruses on a wearer’s breath or paper-based microfluidics for pathogen identification in low-resource settings.

    • Cormac Sheridan
  • Feature |

    Investment and funding has continued to flow into biotech, unlike most business sectors. But with healthcare and hospital budgets increasingly under pressure, do belt-tightening and consolidation lie ahead? Melanie Senior investigates, with additional reporting by Riku Lähteenmäki.

    • Melanie Senior
  • Editorial |

    A slew of national COVID-19 exposure apps have failed because of poor public engagement and acceptance. Apps from the workplace may offer a partial solution if privacy can be guaranteed.

  • News Feature |

    The University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design has become a hub to galvanize de novo protein engineering, citizen science and much more since its founding in 2012.

    • Caroline Seydel
  • Correspondence |

    • Alexandra M. Amen
    • , Kerrie W. Barry
    • , John M. Boyle
    • , Cara E. Brook
    • , Seunga Choo
    • , L. T. Cornmesser
    • , David J. Dilworth
    • , Jennifer A. Doudna
    • , Alexander J. Ehrenberg
    • , Indro Fedrigo
    • , Skyler E. Friedline
    • , Thomas G. W. Graham
    • , Ralph Green
    • , Jennifer R. Hamilton
    • , Ariana Hirsh
    • , Megan L. Hochstrasser
    • , Dirk Hockemeyer
    • , Netravathi Krishnappa
    • , Azra Lari
    • , Hanqin Li
    • , Enrique Lin-Shiao
    • , Tianlin Lu
    • , Elijah F. Lyons
    • , Kevin G. Mark
    • , Lisa Argento Martell
    • , A. Raquel O. Martins
    • , Shana L. McDevitt
    • , Patrick S. Mitchell
    • , Erica A. Moehle
    • , Christine Naca
    • , Divya Nandakumar
    • , Elizabeth O’Brien
    • , Derek J. Pappas
    • , Kathleen Pestal
    • , Diana L. Quach
    • , Benjamin E. Rubin
    • , Rohan Sachdeva
    • , Elizabeth C. Stahl
    • , Abdullah Muhammad Syed
    • , I-Li Tan
    • , Amy L. Tollner
    • , Connor A. Tsuchida
    • , C. Kimberly Tsui
    • , Timothy K. Turkalo
    • , Fyodor D. Urnov
    • , M. Bryan Warf
    • , Oscar N. Whitney
    •  & Lea B. Witkowsky
  • Correspondence |

    • Jim Aitken
    • , Karen Ambrose
    • , Sam Barrell
    • , Rupert Beale
    • , Ganka Bineva-Todd
    • , Dhruva Biswas
    • , Richard Byrne
    • , Simon Caidan
    • , Peter Cherepanov
    • , Laura Churchward
    • , Graham Clark
    • , Margaret Crawford
    • , Laura Cubitt
    • , Vicky Dearing
    • , Christopher Earl
    • , Amelia Edwards
    • , Chris Ekin
    • , Efthymios Fidanis
    • , Alessandra Gaiba
    • , Steve Gamblin
    • , Sonia Gandhi
    • , Jacki Goldman
    • , Robert Goldstone
    • , Paul R. Grant
    • , Maria Greco
    • , Judith Heaney
    • , Steve Hindmarsh
    • , Catherine F. Houlihan
    • , Michael Howell
    • , Michael Hubank
    • , Deborah Hughes
    • , Rachael Instrell
    • , Deborah Jackson
    • , Mariam Jamal-Hanjani
    • , Ming Jiang
    • , Mark Johnson
    • , Leigh Jones
    • , Nnennaya Kanu
    • , George Kassiotis
    • , Stuart Kirk
    • , Svend Kjaer
    • , Andrew Levett
    • , Lisa Levett
    • , Marcel Levi
    • , Wei-Ting Lu
    • , James I. MacRae
    • , John Matthews
    • , Laura E. McCoy
    • , Catherine Moore
    • , David Moore
    • , Eleni Nastouli
    • , Jerome Nicod
    • , Luke Nightingale
    • , Jessica Olsen
    • , Nicola O’Reilly
    • , Amar Pabari
    • , Venizelos Papayannopoulos
    • , Namita Patel
    • , Nigel Peat
    • , Marc Pollitt
    • , Peter Ratcliffe
    • , Caetano Reis e Sousa
    • , Annachiara Rosa
    • , Rachel Rosenthal
    • , Chloe Roustan
    • , Andrew Rowan
    • , Gee Yen Shin
    • , Daniel M. Snell
    • , Ok-Ryul Song
    • , Moira J. Spyer
    • , Amy Strange
    • , Charles Swanton
    • , James M. A. Turner
    • , Melanie Turner
    • , Andreas Wack
    • , Philip A. Walker
    • , Sophia Ward
    • , Wai Keong Wong
    • , Joshua Wright
    • , Mary Wu
    • , Jim Aitken
    • , Zoe Allen
    • , Rachel Ambler
    • , Karen Ambrose
    • , Emma Ashton
    • , Alida Avola
    • , Samutheswari Balakrishnan
    • , Caitlin Barns-Jenkins
    • , Genevieve Barr
    • , Sam Barrell
    • , Souradeep Basu
    • , Rupert Beale
    • , Clare Beesley
    • , Nisha Bhardwaj
    • , Shahnaz Bibi
    • , Ganka Bineva-Todd
    • , Dhruva Biswas
    • , Michael J. Blackman
    • , Dominique Bonnet
    • , Faye Bowker
    • , Malgorzata Broncel
    • , Claire Brooks
    • , Michael D. Buck
    • , Andrew Buckton
    • , Timothy Budd
    • , Alana Burrell
    • , Louise Busby
    • , Claudio Bussi
    • , Simon Butterworth
    • , Fiona Byrne
    • , Richard Byrne
    • , Simon Caidan
    • , Joanna Campbell
    • , Johnathan Canton
    • , Ana Cardoso
    • , Nick Carter
    • , Luiz Carvalho
    • , Raffaella Carzaniga
    • , Natalie Chandler
    • , Qu Chen
    • , Peter Cherepanov
    • , Laura Churchward
    • , Graham Clark
    • , Bobbi Clayton
    • , Clementina Cobolli Gigli
    • , Zena Collins
    • , Sally Cottrell
    • , Margaret Crawford
    • , Laura Cubitt
    • , Tom Cullup
    • , Heledd Davies
    • , Patrick Davis
    • , Dara Davison
    • , Vicky Dearing
    • , Solene Debaisieux
    • , Monica Diaz-Romero
    • , Alison Dibbs
    • , Jessica Diring
    • , Paul C. Driscoll
    • , Annalisa D’Avola
    • , Christopher Earl
    • , Amelia Edwards
    • , Chris Ekin
    • , Dimitrios Evangelopoulos
    • , Rupert Faraway
    • , Antony Fearns
    • , Aaron Ferron
    • , Efthymios Fidanis
    • , Dan Fitz
    • , James Fleming
    • , Bruno Frederico
    • , Alessandra Gaiba
    • , Anthony Gait
    • , Steve Gamblin
    • , Sonia Gandhi
    • , Liam Gaul
    • , Helen M. Golding
    • , Jacki Goldman
    • , Robert Goldstone
    • , Belen Gomez Dominguez
    • , Hui Gong
    • , Paul R. Grant
    • , Maria Greco
    • , Mariana Grobler
    • , Anabel Guedan
    • , Maximiliano G. Gutierrez
    • , Fiona Hackett
    • , Ross Hall
    • , Steinar Halldorsson
    • , Suzanne Harris
    • , Sugera Hashim
    • , Lyn Healy
    • , Judith Heaney
    • , Susanne Herbst
    • , Graeme Hewitt
    • , Theresa Higgins
    • , Steve Hindmarsh
    • , Rajnika Hirani
    • , Joshua Hope
    • , Elizabeth Horton
    • , Beth Hoskins
    • , Catherine F. Houlihan
    • , Michael Howell
    • , Louise Howitt
    • , Jacqueline Hoyle
    • , Mint R. Htun
    • , Michael Hubank
    • , Hector Huerga Encabo
    • , Deborah Hughes
    • , Jane Hughes
    • , Almaz Huseynova
    • , Ming-Shih Hwang
    • , Rachael Instrell
    • , Deborah Jackson
    • , Mariam Jamal-Hanjani
    • , Lucy Jenkins
    • , Ming Jiang
    • , Mark Johnson
    • , Leigh Jones
    • , Nnennaya Kanu
    • , George Kassiotis
    • , Louise Kiely
    • , Anastacio King Spert Teixeira
    • , Stuart Kirk
    • , Svend Kjaer
    • , Ellen Knuepfer
    • , Nikita Komarov
    • , Paul Kotzampaltiris
    • , Konstantinos Kousis
    • , Tammy Krylova
    • , Ania Kucharska
    • , Robyn Labrum
    • , Catherine Lambe
    • , Michelle Lappin
    • , Stacey-Ann Lee
    • , Andrew Levett
    • , Lisa Levett
    • , Marcel Levi
    • , Hon Wing Liu
    • , Sam Loughlin
    • , Wei-Ting Lu
    • , James I. MacRae
    • , Akshay Madoo
    • , Julie A. Marczak
    • , Mimmi Martensson
    • , Thomas Martinez
    • , Bishara Marzook
    • , John Matthews
    • , Joachim M. Matz
    • , Samuel McCall
    • , Laura E. McCoy
    • , Fiona McKay
    • , Edel C. McNamara
    • , Carlos M. Minutti
    • , Gita Mistry
    • , Miriam Molina-Arcas
    • , Beatriz Montaner
    • , Kylie Montgomery
    • , Catherine Moore
    • , David Moore
    • , Anastasia Moraiti
    • , Lucia Moreira-Teixeira
    • , Joyita Mukherjee
    • , Cristina Naceur-Lombardelli
    • , Eleni Nastouli
    • , Aileen Nelson
    • , Jerome Nicod
    • , Luke Nightingale
    • , Stephanie Nofal
    • , Paul Nurse
    • , Savita Nutan
    • , Caroline Oedekoven
    • , Anne O’Garra
    • , Jean D. O’Leary
    • , Jessica Olsen
    • , Olga O’Neill
    • , Nicola O’Reilly
    • , Paula Ordonez Suarez
    • , Neil Osborne
    • , Amar Pabari
    • , Aleksandra Pajak
    • , Venizelos Papayannopoulos
    • , Namita Patel
    • , Yogen Patel
    • , Oana Paun
    • , Nigel Peat
    • , Laura Peces-Barba Castano
    • , Ana Perez Caballero
    • , Jimena Perez-Lloret
    • , Magali S. Perrault
    • , Abigail Perrin
    • , Roy Poh
    • , Enzo Z. Poirier
    • , James M. Polke
    • , Marc Pollitt
    • , Lucia Prieto-Godino
    • , Alize Proust
    • , Clinda Puvirajasinghe
    • , Christophe Queval
    • , Vijaya Ramachandran
    • , Abhinay Ramaprasad
    • , Peter Ratcliffe
    • , Laura Reed
    • , Caetano Reis e Sousa
    • , Kayleigh Richardson
    • , Sophie Ridewood
    • , Fiona Roberts
    • , Rowenna Roberts
    • , Angela Rodgers
    • , Pablo Romero Clavijo
    • , Annachiara Rosa
    • , Rachel Rosenthal
    • , Alice Rossi
    • , Chloe Roustan
    • , Andrew Rowan
    • , Erik Sahai
    • , Aaron Sait
    • , Katarzyna Sala
    • , Theo Sanderson
    • , Pierre Santucci
    • , Fatima Sardar
    • , Adam Sateriale
    • , Jill A. Saunders
    • , Chelsea Sawyer
    • , Anja Schlott
    • , Edina Schweighoffer
    • , Sandra Segura-Bayona
    • , Rajvee Shah Punatar
    • , Joe Shaw
    • , Gee Yen Shin
    • , Mariana Silva Dos Santos
    • , Margaux Silvestre
    • , Matthew Singer
    • , Daniel M. Snell
    • , Ok-Ryul Song
    • , Moira J. Spyer
    • , Louisa Steel
    • , Amy Strange
    • , Adrienne E. Sullivan
    • , Charles Swanton
    • , Michele S. Y. Tan
    • , Zoe H. Tautz-Davis
    • , Effie Taylor
    • , Gunes Taylor
    • , Harriet B. Taylor
    • , Alison Taylor-Beadling
    • , Fernanda Teixeira Subtil
    • , Berta Terré Torras
    • , Patrick Toolan-Kerr
    • , Francesca Torelli
    • , Tea Toteva
    • , Moritz Treeck
    • , Hadija Trojer
    • , Ming-Han C. Tsai
    • , James M. A. Turner
    • , Melanie Turner
    • , Jernej Ule
    • , Rachel Ulferts
    • , Sharon P. Vanloo
    • , Selvaraju Veeriah
    • , Subramanian Venkatesan
    • , Karen Vousden
    • , Andreas Wack
    • , Claire Walder
    • , Philip A. Walker
    • , Yiran Wang
    • , Sophia Ward
    • , Catharina Wenman
    • , Luke Williams
    • , Matthew J. Williams
    • , Wai Keong Wong
    • , Joshua Wright
    • , Mary Wu
    • , Lauren Wynne
    • , Zheng Xiang
    • , Melvyn Yap
    • , Julian A. Zagalak
    • , Davide Zecchin
    •  & Rachel Zillwood
  • Patents |

    Recent patents related to vaccines and methods of treatment of coronaviruses.

  • Career Feature |

    Though academic institutions have contributed enormously to the remarkable growth in the healthcare industry, a key limiting resource for this continued growth is the creation of career opportunities for doctoral graduates.

    • Sinje Gehr
    • , Craig C. Garner
    •  & Karin N. Kleinhans
  • People |

    Recent moves of note in and around the biotech and pharma industries.