Merck Remains Committed to RNAi Despite Shuttering Its California Facility | GenomeWeb

By Doug Macron

Merck confirmed late last week that it is closing down its RNAi research-and-development facility in San Francisco, cutting 55 jobs in the process.

However, a Merck spokesperson stressed that the company “continues to invest significantly” in the gene-silencing technology and said that the decision to close the California location was strictly a cost-cutting move.

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