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FDA approves use of virus to treat melanoma

For the first time in history, the FDA has approved the medical use of a virus to treat people with cancer - specifically those suffering from skin cancer, or melanoma. The announcement was made through a news release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on October 27, stating that Melanoma is the most widespread form of cancer in the country and will be responsible for the deaths of 10,000 people by the end of 2015.

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Chickens

U.S. asks China to drop ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys.

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Gene therapy

First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record

The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.

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Medicago greenhouse in Quebec City

Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market

Two tiny companies are preparing to challenge some of the world's largest drug makers in the battle for dominance in the $3 billion global market for influenza vaccines, armed with little more than tiny tobacco plants.

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Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protestors -security firm

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc's iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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