By Doug Macron

Mirna Therapeutics this week announced that it has received a $5 million funding commitment from Texas through the state's Emerging Technology Fund, which the state government established to help companies develop new technologies.

The ETF award, $2.5 million of which Mirna has already received, "is a catalyst for advancing our microRNA mimic-discovery platform and a robust pipeline of promising drug candidates” Mirna President and CEO Paul Lammers said in a statement.

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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.

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