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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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.

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