AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine accurately follows the genetic instructions programmed into AZD1222 by the developers to successfully provoke a strong immune response, according to a detailed analysis carried out by independent UK scientists.

Bay Area-based Graphite Bio launched with $45 million in Series A financing and a goal to use gene editing to correct defective genes through high-efficiency site-specific integration of new genetic sequences.

AstraZeneca resumed the company’s Covid-19 vaccine testing in the United Kingdom following confirmation from the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) that it was safe to do so.

A therapy jointly developed by Switzerland’s Roche Holding AG and Cambridge, Mass.-based Blueprint Medicines Corp. was approved by the U.S. health regulator for the treatment of patients with a type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

A Biogen corporate meeting held in Boston in March that was initially connected to about 100 cases of COVID-19 could have led to a significantly higher number of infections.

Bristol Myers Squibb announced that the Phase III IDHENTIFY trial of Idhifa (enasidenib) plus best supportive care compared to conventional care did not meet the primary endpoint of overall survival in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 mutation.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

A review of recently published scientific studies includes a look at the potential of using flu and pneumonia vaccines to decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

A Covid-19 vaccine developed by CanSino Biologics and China’s military research unit was shown to be safe and induced immune response in most of the recipients, researchers said.

Biopharmaceutical companies need to look beyond the usual targets when addressing neurodegenerative disorders and also must work to correlate genetic changes to cognitive changes in patients, according to panelists at BIO’s on-demand session, “Battle of the Brains: Rethinking Neurodegenerative Disease Treatment.”