Despite having seven employees who all work from home, FerroKin Biosciences plans to bring a drug to market in 2015, reports The Atlantic's Quinn Norton. This low overhead model, Norton adds, allows the companies to focus on nice drugs, and the one FerroKin is developing is to treat congenital anemias.

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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.