When Abbott signed its multi-year siRNA drug-discovery collaboration with Dharmacon, it marked the culmination of a one-and-a-half year effort to evaluate RNAi as a therapeutic modality, according to an official from the healthcare giant.
 
And now that it has officially jumped into the RNAi-based therapeutics pool, Abbott may start signing more partnerships in the field.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

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