Researchers led by Osaka University's Masaki Mori looked into whether miR-146a, a microRNA suspected to be a tumor suppressor in pancreatic, breast, and prostate cancers, also has a role in gastric cancer. The researchers used qPCR to determine the levels of miR-146a present in 90 gastric cancer samples and whether those levels were associated with pathology or prognosis. Additionally, the researchers examined how miR-146a regulates EGFR and IRAK.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.