According to Tekmira, AlCana is an “instrument of Alnylam” used to “escape the licensing and royalty obligations” of the companies' agreements.
"Tekmira will be responsible for preparing the SNALP formulations and Pfizer will evaluate the formulations in preclinical models," the companies said.
Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.
Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.
Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.
In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.