Silicon Valley medical equipment startup Visby Medical received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a portable PCR Covid-19 test kit, the first company to do so, according to the FDA.

Hexagon Bio, a California-based biotechnology company turning nature’s DNA into medicines for cancers and infectious diseases with unmet needs, will move into clinical research with $47 million in Series A financing.  

Roche received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the company’s cobas 6800/8800 diagnostic tests for transplant patients.

Gene therapy pioneer uniQure launched the first-in-human adeno-associated virus-based gene therapy clinical trial for Huntington’s disease.

Light-activated CRISPR technology edits genes more precisely and faster than the more standard chemical methods, and enables “super-fast” DNA repair, according to research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Cambridge-based Magenta Therapeutics entered a non-exclusive research and clinical collaboration agreement with Beam Therapeutics.

British researchers will study the genes of thousands of ill COVID-19 patients to try to crack one of the most puzzling riddles of the novel coronavirus: why does it kill some people but give others not even a mild headache?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared expanded use of GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Zejula as a first option to keep advanced ovarian cancer at bay in women who have responded to chemotherapy.

As the world continues to wait for a vaccine against COVID-19, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi joined forces to develop an adjuvanted vaccine for COVID-19.

GRAIL published validation data for the company’s multi-cancer early detection blood test, which can detect more than 50 different cancer types across all stages.