Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and Qiagen have used multiplexes of synthetic siRNAs corresponding to multiple gene targets to compress RNAi screen size in cell-based assays, according to a recent study.
 
They also demonstrated that multiplexed siRNAs could silence at least six genes to the same degree as if each of the genes was targeted individually.
 

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Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.