NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health this month announced two related funding opportunities for small businesses developing platform delivery technologies for nucleic acid therapeutics.

In the announcement, the agency highlighted the potential for nucleic acid drugs based on microRNAs, RNAi, aptamers, antisense oligonucleotides, and other technologies to treat rare monogenic disorders, as well as more common conditions such as infectious diseases and cancer.

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