Alnylam Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it has struck an RNAi drug discovery and development alliance with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The deal will bolster Alnylam's coffers with millions in upfront fees and equity investments, and calls for Novartis to take a 19.9 percent equity stake in the RNAi-based drugs developer.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.

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