Isis Pharmaceuticals this week released preclinical data from its microRNA drug-discovery program showing that antisense-based inhibition of miR-122 improved the health of obese mice without significant side effects.

While the findings support further development of drugs targeting miR-122, Isis Senior Vice President of Research Frank Bennett noted that the science of microRNAs is still new, and that additional research is needed to fully elucidate their role before clinical trials could proceed.

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US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.

A team of researchers plans to sample Loch Ness for environmental DNA, according to Newsweek.

The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.

In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.

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