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Cellectricon is researching the spread of neurodegenerative disease-associated peptides that characterize Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Canaccord and William Blair also increased their price targets on  Quidel's shares, following its acquisition of certain Alere assets and assays.

A 7 kiloDalton polypeptide known as "non-annotated P-body dissociating polypeptide," or NoBody, appears to contribute to messenger RNA decapping.

The researchers reported correcting beta thalassemia in a mouse model via a gene editing method delivered by an intravenous injection.

The partners will collaborate on point-of-care tests for validating the identity and activity of biologics and biosimilars.

Arrowhead Research and Shire this week announced that they have struck an alliance to develop and commercialize drugs combining Arrowhead's targeted delivery peptides and Shire's therapeutic payloads.

Arrowhead Research said this week that it has signed a deal under which an undisclosed Merck subsidiary will evaluate a novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidate developed through its human-derived peptide targeting and discovery program.

Arrowhead Research said this week that it has expanded its portfolio of drug-delivery technologies through the acquisition of privately held Alvos Therapeutics for roughly $2.1 million in stock.

Marina Biotech said last week that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a patent application that covers a library of novel peptides.

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new initiative aims to move Australia's genome sequencing labs onto one system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: recessive mutation tied to early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, epigenetic analysis of lung adenocarcinoma, and more.