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Isis Pharmaceuticals last month responded to objections about its use of a former executive as an expert in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Santaris Pharma, arguing to the court that a purported conflict of interest does not exist and an order allowing the expert access t

This article has been updated to clarify details regarding Traversa Therapeutics' bankruptcy proceedings.

RXi Pharmaceuticals has completed patient dosing in the second of two phase I trials of its lead drug candidate, the anti-scarring agent RXI-109, and is on track to initiating a phase II study before the end of the year, the company's top executive said last week.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.