Acuity Pharmaceuticals this week joined the ranks of other publicly traded RNAi drug developers through a deal that includes merging with two other firms.
 
According to Philadelphia-based Acuity, it has merged with Froptix, a privately held developer of treatments for eye diseases located in Gainesville, Fla., and eXegenics, a public company formerly developing cancer and infectious disease therapies, but which currently has no active operations.
 

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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