Quark Pharmaceuticals last week unveiled preclinical data demonstrating that its siRNA-based wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema therapy, dubbed PF-4523655 and currently under phase II development by partner Pfizer, does not stimulate an immune response that has been associated with similar drugs.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

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