Rosetta Genomics this week announced that it has been awarded a $200,000 grant along with Ramot, Tel Aviv University’s technology-transfer company, to develop microRNA-targeting cancer drugs.

According to the company, the initial focus of the alliance will be on developing a mimic of miR-34a delivered using a polymeric carrier. The miRNA is a tumor suppressor downregulated in a variety of cancers, Rosetta said.

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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.

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