Regulus Therapeutics said this week that it has obtained the exclusive rights from New York University to intellectual property covering the modulation of two microRNAs, miR-33a and miR-33b, for the treatment of metabolic diseases including atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome.

"Regulus scientists and our collaborators at NYU have shown that dysregulation of specific microRNAs, including miR-33a and miR-33b, can drive metabolic disease processes linked to dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis,” Regulus President and CEO Kleanthis Xanthopoulos said in a statement.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.

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