Researchers from Ghent University this month published new data pointing to the degradation of dsRNA as a factor behind the difficulty in obtaining an RNAi response in the pea aphid, a sap-sucking insect that is a key pest of legume crops.

As such, the study's authors see the use of chemical modifications and delivery vehicles pioneered by the RNAi therapeutics field as a potential solution to effective dsRNA-based gene silencing in pea aphids and other insects.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

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