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Originally published Oct. 8

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has received an orphan drug designation from the US Food and Drug Administration for its subcutaneous hemophilia B treatment ALN-AT3.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it plans to report initial data from an ongoing phase II trial of its lead drug candidate, the TTR-mediated amyloidosis treatment ALN-TTR02, this summer at an upcoming scientific meeting, and that it will launch an expansion study

This article has been updated from a version posted Nov. 13 to correct the name of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

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