NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it has formally added ALN-AAT, a subcutaneously delivered therapy for alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency-associated liver disease, to its drug-development pipeline.

AAT deficiency-associated liver disease is caused by accumulation of mutant AAT protein in liver tissue with subsequent liver injury, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and potentially hepatocellular carcinoma, according to the company.

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