It was mid-September when Sirna announced that it had picked up from UMass the exclusive rights to the so-called “Tuschl-1” patent application (which covers the use of short interfering RNAs, 21 to 23 nucleotides in length, to induce RNAi in mammalian cells) after agreeing to the university’s demand that it widely sell sublicenses to the IP, an apparent sticking point in earlier negotiations with other interested companies.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.