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Title: Treatment of Cancer by Inhibiting BRAF Expression. Number: 20050019918. Filed: April 29, 2004. Lead Inventor: Hidetoshi Sumimoto, Keio University School of Medicine.

“The … invention relates to a therapeutic method using RNAi directed at BRAF, of which the point mutation, especially V599E, occurs frequently in melanomas,” the patent application’s abstract states. “RNAi specific for the mutated BRAF will provide a specific therapeutic intervention for cancers such as malignant melanoma.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.

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Molecular breeding methods such as genomic selection and genome-wide association studies often require high-density genotypic data from many samples, but the cost and complexity of genotyping at this scale may be prohibitive.