Last week, Targeted Genetics announced that it may shutter its doors as soon as the end of the month if it is unable to find new sources of financing (see related story, this issue).

While most companies working in the RNAi drugs field have been able to secure the money needed to maintain operations, despite a difficult economy, Targeted Genetics wouldn’t be the first to exit the space under unfavorable circumstances.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.