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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.

Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.