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By Doug Macron

Mirna Therapeutics this week released new details on its efforts to develop a microRNA-based treatment for liver cancer, reporting data showing that five mimics of miRNAs with tumor-suppressor activity could “significantly” inhibit tumor growth in a mouse model of the disease.

Based on these and other findings, Mirna is advancing its lead miRNA drug candidate for solid tumors and expects to begin phase I testing in early 2013, President and CEO Paul Lammers told Gene Silencing News.

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