Dutch gene therapy firm UniQure and academic collaborators have been awarded a three-year grant worth €2.5 million ($3.2 million) from the European Commission to develop a treatment for Huntington’s disease that combines RNAi and gene replacement.

With the new funding, UniQure now aims to be able to advance the therapy into phase I testing in 2016 as it joins a growing list of companies looking to use RNA drugs to treat the disease.

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