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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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

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