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Silence Therapeutics aims to use the database to help identify new drug targets, as well as for patient recruitment and stratification in clinical trials.

According to its CEO, Silence is aiming to expand into a "full-functioning biotech" with more than just a single product.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Silence Therapeutics this month disclosed that it was ending its work with investigational sepsis drug Atu112 amid disappointing results in preclinical testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Silence Therapeutics this week announced the publication of preclinical data showing that its acute lung injury drug Atu111 could reduce the severity of sepsis-related illness and improve survival in mice.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With more interest from industry and investors than ever before, the RNAi therapeutics field has a record number of drug candidates in human testing for indications ranging from viral disease to cancer to skin disorders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Silence Therapeutics this week announced that it has completed patient recruitment for a Phase IIa trial of its siRNA-based cancer drug Atu027.

Silence Therapeutics this week announced that a collaborator is planning a phase Ib trial of the company's siRNA-based cancer drug Atu027 in combination with the chemotherapeutic agents cisplatin, 5-FU, and cetuximab for head and neck cancer.

Silence Therapeutics said that its executive chairman Jerry Randall has stepped down from his position at the company.

Silence Therapeutics this week announced that its siRNA-based cancer drug Atu027 has progressed into the phase IIa portion of an ongoing phase Ib/IIa trial.

Silence Therapeutics this week announced that it has begun dosing patients in a phase Ib/IIa clinical trial of its cancer treatment Atu027 in combination with chemotherapy after having identified the drug’s maximum tolerated dose in a phase I study last year.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.