SAN DIEGO – Biopharmaceutical companies and venture capitalists have become more likely in recent years to seek out and license drug “platform” technologies such as RNAi from universities, non-profit research institutes, and smaller biotechnology companies, a panel of tech-transfer experts said at a conference held here this week.
 

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.