For a while now, researchers have speculated that RNA interference might be able to be boost the efficacy of small molecule drugs, such as cancer treatments. A paper in the most recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation adds to the growing body of evidence supporting this theory, in demonstrating how stable expression of siRNAs in hematopoietic cells appears to increase the efficacy of Novartis’ Gleevec.

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved an RNAi-based insecticide, according to the Atlantic.

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