By Doug Macron

Marina Biotech announced this week that it has enrolled the first patient in a phase I study of its familial adenomatous polyposis treatment CEQ508, marking the company's foray into the ranks of clinical-stage drug developers.

At the same time, the program represents Marina's first steps toward becoming a therapeutics marketer, a new but growing trend in the RNAi field as partnerships with bigger players become increasingly harder to secure.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.

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