This article has been updated from a previous version, which mistakenly reported that Klaus Melchers presented information on Altana's research instead of Michael Byrne.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Pharmaceutical firms think cell-based RNAi screens are valuable drug-discovery tools, but are finding that the approach still has a number of limitations, according to speakers at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, held in San Francisco last week.

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