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February 23, 2017

Fighting fungal infection with targeted therapy

Tweaking the structure of a membrane-disrupting antifungal compound reduces collateral damage to mammalian cells

February 22, 2017

Gilead buys Priority Review Voucher from Sarepta

Deal for $125 million hints at cooler market for the incentive

February 16, 2017

CRISPR patent dispute ends well for Broad Institute. Berkeley says: Not so fast

Patent court judges released long-awaited decision, but legal battle for CRISPR is just beginning

February 15, 2017

Mussel glues rely on cation-aromatic attraction

Protein adhesives that anchor the shellfish to rocks get their strength from cation-π interactions between amino acids, study suggests

February 15, 2017

Pinning a bull’s-eye on cancer cells

Bioorthogonal technique adds azide groups to cancer cell surfaces for selective drug targeting

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