By Doug Macron

Silence Therapeutics this week announced that recent negotiations over a potential acquisition of the company have ended and that no such deal is forthcoming.

While there had been optimism that Silence could successfully negotiate a buyout, recent pullbacks by the handful of big pharmas that represented the biggest technology acquirers in the RNAi space cast doubt on whether the transaction would ever occur.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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