November, it seems, has become the month of firsts for the RNAi sector.

A few weeks ago, Acuity Pharmaceuticals reported that it had begun dosing patients in a phase I study with its siRNA therapy for age-related macular degeneration. This marked the first time an RNAi drug has been used in humans (see RNAi News, 11/12/2004).

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.