Marina Biotech this week announced that it has conducted experiments in which its conformationally restricted nucleotide technology was used to produce microRNA antagonists capable of de-repressing targets of miR-122 in vivo.

The agent could trigger two-and-a-half-fold de-repression of the miRNA's targets at a dose of 10 mg/kg, while demonstrating “good tolerability with repeat dosing,” the company said.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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