Just months after adding a hepatitis B treatment to its pipeline, Arrowhead Research's top official this week said that the company expects the program to yield an investigational new drug application in the first half of next year.

Arrowhead, which just released its fiscal second-quarter financial results, also announced preclinical data showing that siRNAs formulated in the company's proprietary dynamic polyconjugate, or DPC, technology could significantly reduce levels of the viral RNA and DNA in animal models of the disease.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

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