Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week released new preclinical data from its alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency program, which aims to treat liver disease associated with the rare genetic condition.

According to the company, it has generated data showing that it can achieve “robust RNAi-mediated silencing of AAT liver mRNA and serum protein in a transgenic mouse model of mutant AAT protein over-expression.”

The data were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in Boston this month.

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