By Doug Macron

Access Pharmaceuticals last week announced that it has begun an in-house effort to adapt its proprietary vitamin B12-based technology for therapeutic RNAi applications and potentially develop orally delivered drugs.

The technology, dubbed Cobalamin, is based on the body's natural vitamin B12 uptake mechanism, Access CEO Jeff Davis told RNAi News this week. It involves merging a polymer and active pharmaceutical ingredient to make a nanoparticle, which is then coated with the vitamin.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

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