By Doug Macron

With its ability to down-regulate almost any gene of interest, RNAi has been touted as a technology with almost limitless therapeutic potential, capable of hitting targets that have eluded traditional modalities such as small molecules.

Despite this promise, companies working in the space have taken a decidedly measured approach in building their internal pipelines, focusing on a relatively small number of drug-development programs.

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