Following the consummation of a lucrative research and development alliance with Genzyme and with its acquisition of former rival Sirna Therapeutics pending, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is now projecting that it will have six to seven drug candidates in the clinic by next year, topping its previous guidance.

Meanwhile, the company is now sitting on more than $1 billion in cash, which Alnylam executives said last week would enable the firm to execute its strategy while still ending 2014 with more than $825 million in its coffers.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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