Quark Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has begun dosing patients in a phase I trial of AKLi-5, an siRNA-based treatment for acute renal failure, marking what the company said is the first time a systemic RNAi-based drug has been administered to humans (see sidebar below).
 

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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

Cleveland.com reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.

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