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Bluebird’s not looking to break speed records with its first gene therapy launch

Bluebird Bio’s gene therapy to treat transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT), Zynteglo, is expected to be approved soon in Europe, but investors shouldn’t expect an aggressive rollout there. That was the main takeaway from the company’s analyst confab Thursday in New York. “This innovation curve that we’re on is super-steep,” said Bluebird CEO Nick Leschly toward the start… Read More »

First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »