This article has been updated to provide clarification on Qiagen's siRNA program

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Ambion and Cenix said this week that they have ready for sale siRNAs for more than 98 percent of all human, mouse, and rat genes listed in the public RefSeq database. The news comes about six months after the companies said that they had teamed up to commercialize a human genome-wide library of siRNAs.

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