“As a drug, an mRNA would supply the biological instructions for producing a protein inside cells.
Therapeutic gene-silencing RNAs inhibit damaging proteins from being made in the body.
Hurdles: Innate immune response. Unstable Molecule.”
“Venture capital investment in U.S. life sciences companies (Second biggest category for venture investment after software) soared 29 percent in 2014 from the year before, reaching $8.6 billion, the highest level since 2007.”
- Computational Anthropology Reveals How the Most Important People in History Vary by Culture [MIT Technology Review]
“Data mining Wikipedia people reveals some surprising differences in the way eastern and western cultures identify important figures in history, say computational anthropologists.
The top five in the English language version are George W Bush, William Shakespeare, the Victorian biographer Sidney Lee, Jesus Christ and Charles II of England.”