Bruker Daltonics , which has been a defense contractor since the Gulf War, has a new $10 million DoD contract to supply ion trap mass spectrometers for chemical and biological defense. The systems will be used to sample air on battlefields, identify the properties of ions, and compare them to what is already known about the environment. 

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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.