This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of Australian and New Zealand researchers report data showing that the evolution of flightless birds was not as straightforward as previously thought. It has long been believed that large, flightless ratite birds evolved into various species after the supercontinent Godwana split — a theory that implies that the ostrich and the extinct elephant bird are the oldest ratite lineages.

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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.