By Doug Macron

The US government has awarded a group of RNAi and microRNA drug firms more than $7 million in tax-free grants to support their therapeutic development efforts.

The money is being issued through the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project program, which was created earlier this year through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and being funded by the Internal Revenue Service.

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