Mirna Therapeutics this week announced interim data from its ongoing Phase I trial of MRX34, a microRNA mimic designed to treat cancer, which showed the drug to have a "manageable safety profile."

According to the company, an interim analysis of 26 patients with unresectable primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or solid tumors with liver involvement revealed a single incident of a dose-limiting toxicity. Other treatment-related adverse events consisted primarily of infusion reactions.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.