Asuragen subsidiary Mirna Therapeutics this week unveiled preclinical data showing that one of its microRNA mimics inhibited tumor growth and metastases in a variety of animal models without toxicity.

These data, along with the publication last week of a report showing that therapeutic miRNA delivery could suppress tumorigenesis in a mouse model of liver cancer, suggest that miRNA replacement could be a safe and effective therapeutic strategy for cancer, Mirna CEO Matt Winkler told RNAi News this week.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.