Losing Its Luster

Derek Lowe doesn't think RNAi will ever be useful in drug therapies, mainly because "nucleic acid-based therapies are just nightmarish to administer," he says. And he's not the only one. In a post at In the Pipeline, Lowe links to a recent CNBC story that details Leerink Swann's coverage of Alnylam.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.