Though not defined by any one major breakthrough as in years past, the RNAi therapeutics field made steady progress in 2012, particularly in terms of product and technology development, according to industry insiders.

“2012 was really a year where the field built on the success of 2011 in keying up additional opportunities for clinical applications, and some novel delivery systems” that reflect the growing awareness of the issue of endosomal escape, Jeremy Caldwell, vice president of RNA Therapeutics at Merck, told Gene Silencing News.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.

Nov
05
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Sophia Genetics

With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.

Nov
15
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Twist Bioscience

This webinar will discuss how Amyris, a biotechnology company that develops renewable products for a broad range of applications and industries, uses large-scale microbial engineering to support its manufacturing processes.