Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has received a $14.5 million milestone payment from Monsanto under the terms of a technology and intellectual property option deal.

This month, the companies announced an agreement under which Monsanto acquired an option to license exclusive rights to Tekmira's RNAi delivery technology and IP for agricultural applications.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

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