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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced that CSO Kenneth Koblan is leaving the company.

According to Alnylam CEO John Maraganore, Koblan has “decided to return to big pharma … for personal reasons.”

Koblan held various positions at Merck Research Laboratories before joining Alnylam in November last year. Before that, the company had been without a CSO since John Schmidt left in August 2009.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.