Miragen Therapeutics’ top official last week confirmed that post-myocardial infarction remodeling has joined chronic heart failure as the first two indications the microRNA drugs startup intends to pursue.

Speaking at the Center for Business Intelligence’s Executing on the Promise of RNAi conference, held last week in Cambridge, Mass., Miragen President and CEO Bill Marshall also presented preclinical data from the new program, while stressing the importance of conducting preliminary studies in normal animals before proceeding into disease models.

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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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