NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While RNAi-based screens are routinely used to gain insights into biological pathways or to uncover novel therapeutic targets, a Salt Lake City-based startup is hoping that the technology can help find new uses for existing small-molecule drugs, particularly in the area of rare diseases.

Called Recursion Pharmaceuticals, the company spun out of the University of Utah in November 2013 to develop and commercialize a drug-repurposing approach originating in the lab of researcher Dean Li.

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