A study presented last month by Quark Pharmaceuticals at Beyond Genome 2007 in San Francisco suggests that an siRNA-based drug can minimize kidney ischemic injury in a rodent model.
 
Also at the conference, RNAi drugs newcomer Cequent Pharmaceuticals presented a poster showing that its so-called transkingdom RNAi technology shows potential for RNAi-based cancer drugs.
 

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.