The National Institutes of Health this month set aside more than $1 million to fund a handful of grants examining the roles of microRNAs in neurological dysfunction, immune responsiveness, and cancer, as well as the development of a new method for identifying targets of the non-coding RNAs.

The first grant was awarded to Shilpa Buch, a researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, to support her efforts to uncover how miR-29b influences HIV-associated neuronal toxicity in opiate abusers.

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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.