NEW YORK (GenomeWeb news) – The US Department of Energy will fund new genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology research into biofuels and biomass using some of the money from a $327 million funding blast from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that is tabbed for new research equipment purchases.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.