Insert Therapeutics

As a result, it will be up to the new court to rule on CSHL's allegations that the law firm Ropes & Gray mishandled certain RNAi-related intellectual property stemming from the work of Greg Hannon and maintained improper business relationships with RNAi drug developers.

The new allegations are an attempt by CSHL to delay a ruling on the dismissal of the lawsuit so that it can review certain RNAi companies' confidential materials, the law firm alleged.

CSHL specifically names Arrowhead Research subsidiaries Calando Pharmaceuticals and Insert Therapeutics, which were merged into one firm under the Calando name in 2008, and RXi Pharmaceuticals.

During a conference call held this week to discuss Arrowhead Research's fiscal first-quarter financial results, President and CEO Christopher Anzalone said that the company was in a position to stay afloat for at least the next nine months.

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.