Rosetta Genomics said last week that it has been awarded a US patent covering a human microRNA, and received notices of allowance for eight additional US patent applications related to human miRNAs.

The patent, No. 7,592,441, relates to human microRNA miR-193b, as well as complementary probes and vectors, the company said, noting that down-regulation of miR-193b has been associated with progression and invasion of human breast cancer.

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