In a bid to advance the development of an RNAi-based treatment for Huntington's disease, Sirna Therapeutics announced this week that it has formed a collaboration with gene therapy firm Targeted Genetics.

Through the deal, Sirna will be able to apply Targeted Genetics adeno-associated virus vector-based delivery technology to its own siRNA-based drug candidates in order to overcome the challenges of delivery.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.