The BCW Index dropped 2.8 percent for the week ended Tuesday, mirroring a decline in the market. The Dow Jones finished the tracking period down 2.7 percent, while the Nasdaq fell 4.2 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index dropped 3.8 percent.
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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.
Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.
Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.
In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.