The National Institutes of Health last month awarded Northwestern University researcher Erik Sontheimer a two-year grant to help him develop siRNAs targeting genes involved in the inhibition of RNA interference.

According to the grant's abstract, such siRNAs could be used to boost the efficacy of a potential RNAi-based therapeutic.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.