Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has pushed back the expected start date for a phase I study of its siRNA-based cancer therapy PLK1 SNALP to some time in 2010 as it works to incorporate improvements in its drug-delivery technology into the program.

Meanwhile, the company continues to find success on the partnering front, announcing today that Bristol-Myers Squibb has exercised an option to extend its research collaboration with Tekmira through 2009.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

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In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

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