Top 5 News: 2/26/2016-3/4/2016

Mar 04, 2016

1) Hope, help and some tears at Rare Disease Day at Massachusetts State House BBJ, 2/29/2016
When the woman who identified herself as the mother of a 4-year-old boy with an undiagnosed disease stood up to speak at a panel being held at the State House in honor of Rare Disease Day, she was visibly distraught.

2) Charles River Labs has become indispensable player in biotech Boston Globe, 2/27/2016
Charles River Laboratories International Inc. might be the most important life sciences player you’ve never heard of. Founded in 1947, the contract research company is more than twice as old as the biotech industry it serves. Its chief executive has steered the business for more than two decades and has no plans to retire.

3) Five Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Precision Medicine Initiative Forbes, 2/29/2016
On Thursday, President Obama hosted a summit at the White House on his Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), the year-old effort to treat and prevent disease based on individual differences in genetics, environment and lifestyle.

4) Your View: Medication bill would make treatment affordable – SouthCoast Today, 2/28/2016
It’s a scenario I’m seeing all too often in my practice. Patients come to me for help with medical conditions, which I try my best to help manage, but before I even write the prescription, I know there are potential roadblocks to their treatment..

5) ​Report shows just how hot the region's biotech lab market really is – BBJ, 3/2/2016
It's no secret that the Cambridge biotechnology laboratory real-estate market is bursting with life science companies, but a new report shows just how tight the availability of that space is — dropping to less than 1 percent in both East and West Cambridge.

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