Sirnaomics this week announced that it has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop novel siRNA-based therapeutics for lung cancer.

According to the NIH, the six-month grant began on June 1 and is worth $250,000. The company will use the funds to develop multi-targeted siRNA drugs for non-small cell lung cancer.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.