Leveraging a strategy of pursuing targets undruggable by technologies other than RNAi, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has set its sights on inking at least one industry alliance in 2009, a company official told RNAi News this week.

While “nothing is done until it’s done in this business … [discussions] are progressing very well in a very serious manner,” and Dicerna plans to have consummated its first industry partnership before the end of the year, CEO Jim Jenson said. He added that the company intends to primarily strike deals on a target-by-target basis.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

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