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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Regulus Therapeutics this week released interim results from an ongoing Phase I study of its microRNA-targeting hepatitis C therapy RG-101, which showed that a single subcutaneous dose of the drug could trigger an average 4.1-log reduction in viral loads in patients — a number on par with current treatments.

On the better-than-expected data, shares of Regulus rocketed up more than 115 percent, hitting $14.60 during Wednesday afternoon trading on the Nasdaq.

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