A hepatitis C drug from Santaris targeting a microRNA is now in the early stages of clinical testing, reports Technology Review. The drug, a synthetic nucleic acid, binds miR-122, which the hepatitis C virus needs to reproduce.
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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.
The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.
US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.
In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.