NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Merck last week closed its $1.1 billion acquisition of Sirna Therapeutics, but not before the RNAi shop managed to tentatively muzzle a trio of shareholder-led lawsuits accusing its brass of double-dealing in their negotiations with Merck, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 

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A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

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