Alnylam Presents Data on Complement Component 5-targeting Drug | GenomeWeb

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last week released preclinical data on ALN-CC5, an RNAi-based drug targeting complement component 5 and the newest addition to its product-development pipeline.

The complement system is involved in immunity as a protective mechanism for host defense, according to the company. Dysregulation of the system can create serious complications in a variety of diseases including paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome, myasthenia gravis, and neuromyelitis optica.

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In PNAS this week: statistical approach to examine intra-tumor heterogeneity, new genetic condition called otulipenia, and more.

Blood tests looking for biomarker changes could catch mental illnesses earlier, Newsweek reports.

DNA testing offers Korean adoptees a way to find their birth parents that sidesteps bureaucratic red tape, according to the New York Times.

A National Institutes of Health researcher has filed an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint against the agency, the Washington Post reports.