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New chemical entity under Chinese 1.1 drug classification

SHANGHAI – China-based Ascentage Pharma Group said APG-1387 is set to enter phase I trials as a new chemical entity under the Chinese 1.1 drug classification, a special category for innovative therapies not approved in other countries. more »

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Genome studies broaden and deepen as methods progress

TOKYO – In the nearly 12 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, next-generation sequencing methods have made genome sequencing both faster and cheaper, leading to massive increases in the numbers of individuals who can be sequenced. Projects have gone from the Human Genome Project, to the 1,000 Genomes Project, to the announcement last week of a 100,000 Genomes Project that plans to start recruiting patients in February 2015. (See BioWorld Today, Dec. 23, 2014.)