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TransDerm is preparing to begin the toxicology studies needed to launch a phase I trial of an improved version of its siRNA-based treatment for pachyonychia congenita, or PC, and expects the study to begin next year, Gene Silencing News has learned.

And while its focus remains on the rare skin disorder, the company also sees its newly developed intradermal delivery technology as laying the groundwork for expansion into other, more common diseases, TransDerm CEO Roger Kaspar said this week.

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Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

A group of statisticians want to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

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