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With an eye toward applying RNAi to the treatment of disorders associated with injured endothelial cells, a team of researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology has reported on novel nanoparticles capable of delivering siRNAs into such cells in the brain.

Brain microvascular endothelial cells, or BMECs, act as a barrier to pathogens in the brain, and injury to these cells is associated with the development of a variety of diseases including stroke and atherosclerosis.

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A Minnesota toddler given a gene therapy to treat her spinal muscular atrophy is now walking, according to Newsweek.

NBC Bay Area reports a California lab has been certified to conduct forensic mitochondrial DNA sequencing.

The New York Times reports on how environmental DNA sampling could monitor endangered species.

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