Santaris Pharma and GlaxoSmithKline said this week that they will collaborate on the discovery, development, and commercialization of antiviral drugs based on Santaris’ locked nucleic acid technology.
 
Separately this week, Santaris said it has closed a €20.4 million ($30 million) Series C round of financing, which it said would enable it to remain solvent through the end of 2009.
 

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.