Eureka, a network of European R&D funding agencies, has awarded a research consortium €1.35 million ($1.72 million) to develop a database on drug-induced hepatotoxicity together with a suite of computational tools capable of predicting the toxicity of compounds and metabolites.

The two-year project, called KnowTox, is led by Paris-based database provider Aureus Pharma. Other partners include Budapest, Hungary-based cheminformatics firm ChemAxon, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and drug maker Sanofi-Aventis.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

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