gene silencing

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

Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.