RNAi newcomer Nastech released last week the first in vivo data on its experimental siRNA-based rheumatoid arthritis treatment to come out of its partnership with the Mayo Clinic.

The data, presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual scientific meeting in San Diego, indicate that the company's RNAi drug is able to stop the production of human TNF-alpha in mouse models of the disease. TNF-alpha is a protein that is over-expressed in certain inflammatory disorders including rheumatoid arthritis.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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