In the roughly 10 years since lin-4 became the first microRNA discovered, hundreds more have been identified in mammals, invertebrates, and plants. And yet some of the most fundamental questions about these potentially therapeutically significant miRNAs remain unanswered. With the help of a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation worth $420,000, Yale researcher Frank Slack aims to help remedy this situation.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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