Arrowhead Research’s top official this week announced that the company has shifted its research and development focus entirely onto RNAi drugs enabled by its dynamic polyconjugate, or DPC, delivery technology.

As part of the change, Arrowhead CEO Christopher Anzalone said that the firm has dropped development of its phase I cancer drug CALAA-01, which had a promising start as the first formulated siRNA drug to enter human testing but faltered in the clinic.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.