Boston Biomedical last week announced it has established of a new company, AiRNA Pharmaceuticals, which has joined the ranks of those looking to develop RNAi molecules different from standard siRNAs for therapeutic applications.
 
AiRNA’s core technology is based on so-called asymmetric interfering RNAs, which are essentially 15-nucleotide long, asymmetric RNA duplexes with 3’ and 5’ antisense overhangs.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.