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Products & Services: Feb 19, 2009


The New York Academy of Sciences is hosting a one-day symposium on RNAi-based therapeutics.

The event will feature discussions about the history of RNA-targeting drugs, delivery issues facing siRNA therapeutics, and opportunities for developing drugs against microRNA targets, among other topics.

Details about the symposium, which is being held on Feb. 24, can be found here.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.