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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

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.