miRNA mimics

California researchers screened some 850 miRNAs to uncover one that inhibits growth in cancer cells with KRAS mutations, which are linked to poor survival.

Under the deal, Horizon's X-Man human discovery cell lines will be used to test the effects of common mutations in cancer patients on the efficacy of Mirna's miRNA mimics.

The release of the data comes on the heels of a publication in Cell showing that therapeutic miRNA delivery could suppress tumorigenesis in a mouse model of liver cancer, which Mirna's CEO said bolsters the company's strategy.

CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.