Category: Biotechnology

A new approach for DNA synthesis

Credit: Eduardo de Ugarte, Berkeley Lab Creative Services Ordering synthetic oligos or genes online is now commonplace and an essential resource to scientists across disciplines. But the phosphoramidite chemistry currently used to synthesize DNA...

Alnylam launches era of RNAi drugs

Alnylam’s office in Cambridge, Mass. The company’s Onpattro is the first RNA interference drug. On August 10, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic, a treatment for polyneuropathy...

Archived newsblog

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Biotech leaders call for free press

To the Editor: We, the undersigned, are biotechnology executives, entrepreneurs, academic leaders and investors. We are gravely concerned about trends in the United States that are undermining our news media, such that more than...