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Dicerna's new RNAi triggers and conjugate technology are entirely proprietary and fall outside of intellectual property held by other organizations, according to a company official.

Arcturus Therapeutics this week announced new data showing that its proprietary lipid nanoparticles are capable of functionally delivering messenger RNA into the livers of mice, which a company official said opens the door for the use of the technology with CRISPR-based drugs.

Researchers from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals last week published new data showing that siRNAs targeting Marburg virus that have been formulated with the company's lipid nanoparticles could provide up to 100 percent post-exposure protection against infection in guinea pig models.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals researchers last month published details on the company’s efforts to improve lipid nanoparticles for RNAi drug delivery.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last week scored a victory in its ongoing patent-infringement suit against partner Tekmira Pharmaceuticals after the US Federal Court hearing the case ruled that Alnylam does, as the exclusive sublicensee of the intellectual property at issue, have the rig

Marina Biotech said this week that it has signed an agreement giving DNA oligo drug firm ProNai Therapeutics the exclusive rights to its Smarticle delivery technology for DNA-based drug development.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week said that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance for one of the company's patent applications related to lipid nanoparticles for systemic RNAi drug delivery.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has declared a patent interference for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' US patent covering siRNAs against a key target for its phase I liver cancer drug ALN-VSP.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.