A Way Around

Messenger RNAs are once again capturing the attention of pharmaceutical companies as a class of drugs, writes Susan Young at MIT's Technology Review. In the past, mRNAs had garnered interest, but then had been abandoned as they can also set off an immune response.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.