CytRx RXi Gets Spun Out of Galena, Names New CEO as it Loses Its CSO Premium Galena Biopharma late last month completed its spinout of RNAi drugs subsidiary RXi Pharmaceuticals, ending a year-long saga that included an acquisition, litigation, and a management shakeup that included the loss of RXi's CSO. Galena Hit with Fourth Investor Lawsuit Related to Planned RXi Spinout Premium By Doug Macron Galena Faces Second Investor Lawsuit over Planned RXi Spin Out Premium By Doug Macron CytRx Sells off Remaining Stake in RXi Premium CytRx said it sold the shares for $7 million. Timeline of Events Leading to Tuschl IP Litigation Premium Although the suit was first filed last summer, the courtroom showdown had been brewing for years. Nov 12, 2009 RXi’s CEO Resigns as Company Looks to Clinic, Industry Partnerships Premium Sep 17, 2009 In Ongoing Tuschl IP Row, USPTO OKs Planck’s Request to Pull Power of Attorney from Whitehead Premium Sep 3, 2009 Court Denies Alnylam, Max Planck’s Request to Block Tuschl-I IP Prosecution in US Premium Aug 20, 2009 Snapshot: Despite Advances in RNAi Science, the Field Sees Departures of Would-Be Rx Developers Premium Jul 16, 2009 Defendants in Tuschl-I IP Suit Cast Doubt on Claims of Pending Patent Issuance Premium Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.