SNALP

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.

The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.