Canada’s misguided changes to drug regulation could expedite unproven drugs and divert funds from other healthcare needs

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Canadian government proposes new Agile licensing framework to accelerate pre-market regulation of pharmaceutical products. While Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says this is part of the government’s strategy to give Canadians access to quality, affordable medicines, the policy is likely to cause more harm than good. Adopting Agile Licensing would allow companies to market drugs up … Read more

A roadmap for gene regulation in plants

Headshot of Niklas Hummel, a person with short brown hair wearing a white shirt, photographed in front of green leaves.

For the first time, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a genome-scale method to map the regulatory role of transcription factors, proteins that play key roles in gene expression and in the determination of physiological traits of plants. Their work reveals unprecedented insights into genetic regulatory networks … Read more