RNAi drug maker Alnylam Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has signed exclusive licensing deals with three academic institutions to consolidate intellectual property in the area of RNA activation.
 
Alnylam said that it has now gained a “dominant IP position” in the emerging field of RNA activation, or RNAa, after licensing a cache of intellectual property comprising mostly patent applications from three US research institutions.
 

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

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