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Alnylam was tight-lipped this week after CEO John Maraganore suggested that an increasingly competitive market might force the firm to abandon its AMD candidate.

But officials at Alnylam rival Acuity Pharmaceuticals remained upbeat about their VEGF-targeting drug, Cand5, after recent data showed that that the competing VEGF compound Lucentis, co-developed by Genentech and Novartis, may be an effective treatment for the condition.

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.

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