CytRx this week continued its migration away from the RNAi therapeutics space when President and CEO Steven Kriegsman said that the company's RNAi program is "buried" and has "no intrinsic value."

Kriegsman, speaking during his company's presentation at the Biotechnology Industry Organization CEO and Investor conference held in New York this week, also reaffirmed CytRx's plans to spin out the RNAi operations as a way to boost shareholder value — a challenge considering the company's balance sheet.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.