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InterRNA Receives €1.3M Grant from Dutch Government

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InterRNA Technologies said this week that it has received a €1.3 million ($1.8 million) grant from the Dutch government to support its development of microRNA-based treatments for melanoma.

The funding "allows us to further strengthen the [research and development] team and speed up the development of our miRNA-based therapy to treat more advanced stages of this aggressive form of cancer," InterRNA CEO Roel Schaapveld said in a statement.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.