One-time RNAi drug developer CytRx said this week that it has sold off its remaining equity interest in RXi Pharmaceuticals for roughly $7 million.

RXi was spun out of CytRx in early 2007 to carry forward its RNAi therapeutics programs (GSN 1/11/2007). In 2008, RXi went public (GSN 3/13/2008).

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.