Genentech last week presented data demonstrating target gene knockdown in cell culture and in cancer animal models using antibody-siRNA conjugates.

Despite the promising findings, which stemmed from Genentech’s one-time interest in therapeutic RNAi, the company is no longer actively pursuing drugs based on the gene-silencing technology, the Genentech researcher who presented the data told Gene Silencing News.

Still, she and her colleagues have been able to work on the approach as a side project, she added.

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