NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week provided an update on its investigational Ebola infection therapy TKM-Ebola, stating that it expects to provide US regulators with the information required to resume clinical testing of the drug by the fourth quarter of this year.

Meanwhile, the company is aiming to begin a Phase I study of its hepatitis B treatment TKM-HBV in 2015, and unveil its newest pipeline candidate by year-end.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.