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NEW YORK – Genuity Science, formerly known as WuXi NextCode, and Ionis Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced a multi-year collaboration to use genomics to develop new antisense therapeutics.

Boston-based Genuity Science will couple its whole-genome sequencing and deep phenotyping approach with Ionis' antisense drug discovery platform, which targets RNAs.

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