NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Officials from Regulus Therapeutics this week provided updates for the company's two lead drug candidates, stating that a Phase I study of its hepatitis C treatment RG-101 is set to yield key data in the next few months, while the preclinical Alport syndrome therapy RG-012 is on track to enter human testing in early 2015.

Separately this week, Regulus announced that it has formed a new collaboration with Biogen Idec to identify microRNA biomarkers for multiple sclerosis (MS). The arrangement builds off of an alliance the companies forged in 2012.

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