Regulus Therapeutics this week announced that AstraZeneca has selected an undisclosed oncology target under the companies' ongoing partnership to develop microRNA-targeting drugs for oncology and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The companies began working together last year, agreeing to co-develop and –commercialize miRNA drugs against three exclusive targets, including potentially miRNA-33 in atherosclerosis (GSN 8/16/2012).

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.