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Merck Picks Best Horse' In $1.1B Sirna Buyout: Analyst

By Randall Osborne

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Merck & Co. Inc.'s plan to buy Sirna Therapeutics Inc. for $1.1 billion, despite two of Sirna's major programs tied to partnerships with other pharma firms, casts a shadow over the Merck deal with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc., rival of Sirna in the RNA interference space. (BioWorld Today)

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