Cenix

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cenix BioScience this week announced it has signed an agreement to provide target-validation services to BASF company Metanomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cenix Biosciences this week announced that it has signed an agreement to provide RNAi-based high-content screening services to Germany's Bayer Pharma.

Cenix BioScience this week announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its research services to Swiss drugmaker Debiopharm.

Cenix BioScience said this week that its roughly one-year old service contract with Ugichem, a developer of novel gene-silencing therapeutics, has been extended.

The company has added respiratory and inflammation to an RNAi screening program that began with oncology.

The company, which until recently has focused almost exclusively "on cell-based work," expects that the delivery technology will facilitate its in vivo work and enable RNAi-based therapeutics.

The company will use RNAi technologies for cell-based screens for cancer drugs.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.