Silence Therapeutics this week announced that it has struck a deal under which its delivery technologies will be evaluated by Australian microRNA drug developer Mireven for use with its therapeutic candidates.

Silence will formulate a mimic of miR-7 using its three lipid-based delivery technologies: AtuPlex, which is used in the company's phase I siRNA cancer drug Atu-027; DACC, which selectively targets the lung endothelium; and DBTC, which targets liver cells.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.