NEW YORK, August 16 (GenomeWeb News) - A partnership between the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota to help the state become a leader in medical genomics and biotechnology, first announced in April 2003, is in limbo because the Minnesota state legislature failed to vote on funding for the proposal before adjourning in May, the Associated Press reported today.

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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.