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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last week gave a quick glimpse into one of its early-stage drug-development programs, showing preclinical data that suggest siRNAs targeting PCSK9 could cut cholesterol levels in mice by as much as 30 percent.
 
However, Alnylam researcher Akin Akinc, who presented the data at the second annual meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society held at Rockefeller University in New York, stressed that the results were preliminary and came from early-stage screening experiments.
 

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