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Sanger's Return of Five SOLiDs Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Articles Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb Daily News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Dec. 19.
1. Sanger Institute Returns Five SOLiDs to Life Technologies (from Dec. 15)
2. Agilent to Restructure, Cut 300 Temp Jobs and 500 Regular Positions (from Dec. 17)
3. Abbott Exercises Option to Buy Ibis for $215M (from Dec. 17)
4. FDA Cancer Drug Meeting Could Provide Insight into Agency's Rx/Dx Position (from Dec. 15)
5. Helicos to Raise $18.6M from Private Financing (from Dec. 19)
The Scan

Octopus Brain Complexity Linked to MicroRNA Expansions

Investigators saw microRNA gene expansions coinciding with complex brains when they analyzed certain cephalopod transcriptomes, as they report in Science Advances.

Study Tracks Outcomes in Children Born to Zika Virus-Infected Mothers

By following pregnancy outcomes for women with RT-PCR-confirmed Zika virus infections, researchers saw in Lancet Regional Health congenital abnormalities in roughly one-third of live-born children.

Team Presents Benchmark Study of RNA Classification Tools

With more than 135 transcriptomic datasets, researchers tested two dozen coding and non-coding RNA classification tools, establishing a set of potentially misclassified transcripts, as they report in Nucleic Acids Research.

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Pathogenic BRCA1 Mutation May Be Modified by Repeats

Several variable number tandem repeats appear to impact breast cancer risk and age at diagnosis in almost 350 individuals carrying a risky Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA1 founder mutation.