NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Genome Biology, researchers from the US, Russia, and France described a group of very long intergenic non-coding RNAs, or vlincRNAs, that have promoters found in parts of the human genome containing retroviral repeat sequences.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.