Lorus Publishes Preclinical siRNA Data | GenomeWeb

Lorus Therapeutics reported the publication of preclinical data on its lead siRNA cancer drug, siRNA-1284, marking the first formal announcement of the company’s intention to play in the RNAi-based drugs arena.

According to Jeff Lightfoot, project manager at Lorus, the company has been working on expanding beyond antisense into RNAi for about three years, primarily focusing on molecules that target R2, a subunit of the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase, which is required for DNA synthesis and repair.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.

Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.

Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.