RNAi

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An RNAi Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Researchers are working on RNA inference-based pesticides for crops, according to Digital Trends.

To Interfere

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

The investment bank began coverage with an Outperform rating, noting that Horizon's recent acquisition of Dharmacon is highly complementary and synergistic.

Researchers from the Broad Institute and Novartis used RNA interference to generate catalogs of genes that cancer cells rely on to grow and survive.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved an RNAi-based insecticide, according to the Atlantic.

Researchers described the development and testing of layered double hydroxide nanosheets as carriers for RNAi molecules in agriculture.

A Little Spritz

An Australian team has developed a method to spray double-stranded RNA on plants to make them resistant to pests, Technology Review reports.

The researchers said their one-step, inducible, multiplex gene knockdown and gene knockout platforms can be used in many differentiated cell types.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.