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The Pachyonychia Congenita Project is organizing a meeting next month focused on delivering functionally active nucleic acids, including siRNAs, into the skin.

The two-day event will be held on May 5 - 6 in Montreal and will cover current clinical trials using nucleic acids delivered to skin, delivery technologies under development, as well as other topics.

"A panel discussion following the formal presentations will consider the most effective paths forward to the clinic," according to the organizer.

Additional details about the meeting, including an agenda with confirmed speakers, can be found here.


NuGen Technologies has introduced the Applause line of gene-expression analysis products.

Included in the line are the WT-Amp ST and WT-Amp Plus ST RNA amplification systems, which the company said are designed to prepare cDNA targets from greater than 50 nanogram total RNA for analysis using Affymetrix GeneChip Gene ST or Exon ST arrays, respectively.

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.