Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported on a new discovery that could help enhance plant-mediated RNAi defense strategies against herbivorous insects.

While oral ingestion of plant-expressed dsRNA can trigger target gene suppression in insects, the insect peritrophic matrix, which prevents large molecules from passing into midgut cells, is a key barrier to the process, according to the investigators.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.