In line with expectations, Acuity Pharmaceuticals filed an investigational new drug application with US regulators to begin phase I testing of its siRNA-based treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. The IND filing put the small, Philadelphia-based company on track to begin testing of the drug, called Cand5, as early as September.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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