NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New data published this month by researchers from Regulus Therapeutics and academic collaborators show that long-term therapeutic silencing of microRNA-33 could result in a number of deleterious effects in mice including fatty liver and elevated triglyceride levels.

Notably, the report comes just months after Regulus and partner AstraZeneca announced they were dropping their miR-33 program in atherosclerosis. At the time, Regulus CSO Neil Gibson said that the decision stemmed from undisclosed challenges facing the effort

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.