A new study published in Nature shows that there are proteins in the blood of young organisms that could help the rejuvenate cells in the brains of the elderly, reports the Guardian's Mo Costandi. Stanford University researchers found that the blood of young mice contains proteins that promote the development of new brain cells in old mice.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.