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Qiagen said that its FlexiPlate siRNA reagent libraries are now available in Labcyte Echo-qualifed microplates.
The new microplate format allows the siRNAs to be used with the Echo liquid handler.

Leonardo Biosystems said this week that it has received the second half of a $2.5 million grant from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund to help develop its multi-stage drug-delivery technology.
The first half of the grant was received in April 2010.

Arrowhead Research this week released a white paper detailing the dynamic polyconjugate siRNA-delivery technology it picked up through its recent acquisition of Roche's RNA therapeutics assets.

Access Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has signed a deal under which its CobaCyte and CobOral siRNA delivery technologies will be evaluated by an undisclosed pharmaceutical company.

Marina Biotech this week announced that the incorporation of a proprietary technology into an siRNA could reduce toxicity caused by microRNA-like off-target activity.

Silence Therapeutics this week announced that it has signed a deal under which one of its proprietary siRNA delivery technologies will be evaluated by an undisclosed “global pharmaceutical” company.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.