Sirna Therapeutics expects to yield a clinical candidate for its Huntington’s disease program before the end of the year, after company researchers were able to achieve significant knockdown of the disease-causing gene resulting in improved motor function in a mouse model using a vector-expressed siRNA, according to CEO and President Howard Robin.

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