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Alnylam Licenses RNAi Patent Applications from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has licensed RNAi-related patent applications from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the company said today.


Alnylam, based in Cambridge, Mass., obtained a non-exclusive license for the therapeutic use of patent applications and related technology that cover gene silencing in mammalian cells by small interfering RNA.


CSHL's intellectual property in this area came out of research conducted by Gregory Hannon.


The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

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Finding Freshwater DNA

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Rise in Payments

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