Alnylam Pharmaceuticals jumped the gun last week when it said it has been added to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index. In fact, the company joined the index one week after it said it had, and therefore was not the first RNAi company to claim inclusion on the listing.

Alnylam, in fact, joined the NBI on Monday, Nov. 21 — the same day as its close rival Sirna Therapeutics was added to the index.

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