Less than a year after it was spun out of Spanish biotech firm Zeltia, Sylentis is hoping to become a major player in the RNAi drugs field with programs in ophthalmology and digestive disease.

The company, which currently has five full-time employees focused on research and development, is also in the process of establishing a scientific advisory board  to help shepherd its lead drug compound — a treatment for glaucoma — through primate testing and into the clinic.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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