CSIRO Trims Staff

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is cutting a number of jobs and is scaling back on some of its research endeavors, ScienceInsider reports. Over the next two years, the agency will eliminate up to 350 jobs, with basic climate researchers bearing the brunt of the cuts.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

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In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.