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This story has been corrected from a previous version that incorrectly referred to Sirna Therapeutics instead of Alnylam. RNAi News regrets the error.

As might have been expected, the need for potent siRNAs for RNAi research and effective delivery methods for therapeutics were two of the underlying themes of many of the presentations at the Nucleic Acid World Summit in Boston this week.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

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Reduced representation next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods are driving understanding of both physical and structural variation in all species.

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BD

The composition of the immune infiltrate in the human tumor microenvironment is a critical determinant of disease progression. 

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As the world continues to contend with coronavirus and a surge in the infection rate, labs are required to run more samples than ever before. 

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In this session, the third in the Precision Oncology News Virtual Molecular Tumor Board Series, our expert panelists will review patient cases in which genomic profiling has identified gene fusions that may or may not serve as druggable targets.