porphyria

The company will now offer free genetic testing to patients at risk for acute hepatic porphyrias, a class of diseases for which it is developing a treatment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Officials from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last week provided updates on the two drug candidates from the company's flagship transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis program, stating that the intravenously delivered agent patisiran is proceeding toward a possible market approval in t

Officials from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last week provided updates on the company’s pipeline programs, highlighting efforts involving its GalNAc conjugation technology, which enables subcutaneous siRNA delivery, and a fledgling effort in complement-mediated diseases.

While RNAi drug developers continue to pursue major indications such as cancer and hepatitis C, a number of these companies are looking to niche diseases as good opportunities to apply the gene-silencing technology.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last week released preclinical data demonstrating proof of concept for its porphyria treatment ALN-AS1.

A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.