This Week in Nature

Academic departments at medium-sized universities have particular challenges, says this Nature editorial. They compete with larger institutions for funds (and often lose), leaving them the options of closing the department or lowering school standards to admit more students. In Scotland, though, departments from St.

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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.