Arrowhead Moves HBV Drug into Phase I, Remains Quiet on Cancer Drug Trial | GenomeWeb

Arrowhead Research this week announced that it has begun dosing patients in a phase I study of its siRNA-based hepatitis B treatment ARC-520.

Initiation of the study marks a key milestone for the company as it pursues a return on its 2011 acquisition of Roche’s RNA therapeutics assets, which included ARC-520 and cost Arrowhead nearly 10 percent of its equity.

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.