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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) will pay $800 million to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) to leverage its gene silencing technique for developing new therapies and become its exclusive partner for new drugs focused on the central nervous system or the eye, STAT reports. The collaboration will combine Regeneron’s genetic research with Alnylam’s technology, which centers on RNA interference, or RNAi, technology that uses small bits of the chemical messenger RNA to block genetic messages from cells. Regeneron and Sanofi (SNY) are ending most of an RNAi pact, PMLive notes.

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