NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – InteRNA Technologies and academic collaborators this month reported details of an siRNA-delivery technology capable of specifically targeting tumor vasculature, along with in vitro data demonstrating its ability to carry siRNAs into human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs).

The technology is currently being developed by InteRNA to deliver antiangiogenic microRNA mimics for the treatment of cancer, according to a company official.

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Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.

A Thomson Reuters analysis indicates that the life sciences, rather than the tech sector, are increasingly driving global innovation.

The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.

In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.