By Doug Macron

Roche this week said it will shut down its in-house RNAi-related research activities as part of a broader cost-savings initiative that will include cutting its workforce by 6 percent over the next two years.

The company, which had been one of a handful of big pharmas to invest heavily in RNAi as a therapeutic modality, said it is responding to "mounting cost pressures in healthcare" and to "increasing hurdles for the approval and pricing of new medicines."

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