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The clinical-stage biotech's financials improved in Q2 thanks to cash inflows from a big partner and a big rival.
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The FDA's quick release of a clinical hold for an industry peer was the main driver, but there's a lot more you should know about this biotech stock.
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bluebird bio's loss surprises Wall Street, but is far from a thesis-altering event.
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