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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – GeneSegues Therapeutics this week announced that it has received a $1 million contract from the National Cancer Institute to continue development of its gene-silencing cancer therapeutic GS-10.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture has deregulated two RNAi-modified crop plants, potato and alfalfa, deeming that they do not pose a risk to other plants and therefore are not subject to certain regulatory requirements.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Arcturus Therapeutics this week released data showing that its lipid nanoparticle technology, dubbed Lunar, can deliver messenger RNA into non-human primates, triggering significant production of a therapeutic protein after a single dose.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dicerna Pharmaceuticals last week reported its third-quarter financial results, posting higher losses amid increased spending on its drug-development programs.
Dicerna's net loss for the period rose to $11.2 million from $4.5 million the year before.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has expanded its pipeline to include programs in chronic hepatitis delta virus (HDV) and chronic liver infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tekmira Pharmaceuticals may not be able to meet its year-end goal of providing US regulators with the data required to lift a hold on a Phase I trial of its investigational Ebola therapy TKM-Ebola, company officials disclosed last week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As Phase I testing of its hemophilia therapy ALN-AT3 continues, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is setting its sights broadly for the program, taking aim at both patients receiving standard medical care as well as those who have become refractory to such treatment, company official

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — October was a turbulent month on Wall Street for several key RNAi/microRNA players, with two companies — Regulus Therapeutics and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals — seeing major gains on encouraging clinical data and two others — Arrowhead Research and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals — taki

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Buoyed by positive Phase I data on its microRNA-targeting hepatitis C drug RG-101, Regulus Therapeutics is aiming to begin Phase II testing of the dr

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Benitec Biopharma this week announced that it has licensed its expressed RNAi technology to Circuit Therapeutics for the development of an intractable pain treatment.

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At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.