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The British CRISPR software developer is turning to investment platform SyndicateRoom as it looks to commercialize its products and expand into the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery today said that it has signed a supply and distribution agreement enabling it to offer its customers access to Sirion Biotech's RNAiONE custom short hairpin RNA development services.

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it has taken a non-exclusive license to RNAi intellectual property held by Plant Bioscience Limited.

A study published in Nature Genetics last month has identified a genetic variant strongly associated with higher risk of certain brain tumors, and suggests the involvement of a long non-coding RNA or a microRNA.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has taken a non-exclusive license to RNAi-related intellectual property held by UK technology management firm Plant Bioscience Limited.

The company has added respiratory and inflammation to an RNAi screening program that began with oncology.

Papers of Note

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RNAi-Related Papers Published April 2009

People in the News

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Richard Chin, John Rossi, Alice Lin-Tsing, Kenneth Reed

Funding Update

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NSF Microarray Grants Awarded Jan. 1 — March 31

Strands

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Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, MDRNA

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.