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With an investigational new drug application ready for submission to US regulators, Australian firm Benitec Biopharma anticipates launching a phase I/IIa study of its hepatitis C treatment TT-034 before the end of the year, the company's chief executive said this week.

Meanwhile, Benitec is also laying the groundwork for a follow-on phase IIb trial of the drug and preparing for the possibility that it will run the trial on its own by drumming up interest in the company among those in the investment community, CEO Peter French told Gene Silencing News.

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Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.

Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

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