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Alexion adds to pipeline rebuild with $855m Wilson buy

Alexion adds to pipeline rebuild with $855m Wilson buy

Sweden-based Wilson’s lead product is WTX101, currently in phase III development for the genetic disorder Wilson’s disease, which leads to build up of copper in vital organs and -

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    Importantly, genetic remedies skip the painstaking middle step of drug discovery. ... No more searching the haystack for small molecule needles. Researchers can go right from identifying a genetic target to treating it, which should speed the discovery

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    The group also discussed the role that genetic profiling could have in screening for and preventing cancer in high-risk individuals. ... We are currently in the era of precision medicine with genetic typing of cancers and key biomarkers determining which

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    It is hard to imagine that in many cases changing just three letters in a three billion genetic code could have such profound consequences. ... st. birthday. It remains one of the most common genetic conditions and the UK has the second highest number of

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    There are  more than 5, 000 rare genetic diseases, which each show immense clinical variation. ... Mining the vast amount of genetic data to accurately understand the cause of disease is highly challenging.

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