While its primary focus remains on preparing its gene therapy for chronic heart failure for phase I testing, NanoCor Therapeutics is also aiming to advance an RNAi-based treatment for the condition.

Doing so, however, will require additional financing, and the company remains on the lookout for funding opportunities, NanoCor founder Sheila Mikhail told Gene Silencing News this week.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.