Sirnaomics this week released preclinical data showing that two siRNAs against different strains of human papillomavirus could halt growth of papillomas in an animal model of HPV infection.

According to the company, siRNAs against HPV16 and HPV18, formulated with histidine-lysine co-polymer into nanoparticles, were delivered topically to a rabbit skin papilloma model challenged by chimeric human-rabbit papillomavirus and inhibited papilloma growth.

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In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.

Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.

A Thomson Reuters analysis indicates that the life sciences, rather than the tech sector, are increasingly driving global innovation.

The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.