Benitec and Promega announced this summer that they had settled their year-old legal dispute over the licensing rights to Benitec’s expressed RNAi technology.

By settling their fight, which began last year when Benitec sued Promega for allegedly violating the companies’ licensing arrangement, Benitec has taken a big step toward its goal of overhauling its image as a company more focused on filing lawsuits than developing RNAi-based therapeutics.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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