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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A US District Court late last month threw out a lawsuit filed by a former University of Massachusetts researcher against the Carnegie Institution of Washington over inventorship of seminal intellectual property related to the discovery of RNA interference.

Australian expressed RNAi firm Benitec Biopharma provided an update on its research and development activities late last month, reporting that it remains on track to move its lead drug candidate, the hepatitis C therapy TT-034, into the clinic as early as this month.

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Odyssey Thera, University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Institute of Washington Awarded US Patents

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.