RXi Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has formed a collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Shalesh Kaushal to develop the company's self-delivering RNAi molecules as therapeutics for ocular diseases.

Conditions that will be a focus of the deal include age-related macular degeneration, RXi said.

Specific terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

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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.

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