An editorial at Science Progress says that as Americans prepare to inaugurate a new president, they should also think differently about their stem cell politics. "The stem cell wars have provided a great example of how not to conduct the politics of science," writes Marcy Darnovsky, associate executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society.

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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.