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Read on for the day’s news.
Takeda gets in on the CRISPR game. It's not exactly a secret that CRISPR, the gene-editing tech, is one of the hottest developments in biopharma. Yet another company is hopping on to the bandwagon—Takeda, a Japanese pharma giant, is jumping onto a $61 million round alongside OrbiMed in an effort to expand the way that CRISPR technology may work. (Endpoints News)
THE BIG PICTURE
A new blood pressure study underscores medicine's gender problem. There's a bias issue in clinical trials across gender and race. A new study published in JAMA underscores the severity of the issue when it comes to blood pressure. In data amassed over more than 40 years, researchers found that high blood pressure may start presenting itself in women far earlier than it does in men—and that has long term consequences when it comes to cardiovascular disease. (New York Times)
What's Behind the Great Big Billionaire Backlash? by Geoff Colvin
Warren: I'll Use the Force of the Government to Make Tech Work for People With Disabilities, by Elizabeth Warren
Apple Buys an AI Startup, But Not Necessarily for a Smarter Siri, by Don Reisinger