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.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.

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