At The Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo asks, if your life were a video game, what would it be like? Palazzo envisions his as a series of levels, complete with monsters -- the doctoral thesis would be a dragon to slay. He's only reached Level Three, postdoctoral fellow, and imagines the next levels to include assistant professor, professor, and then maybe grand poobah.

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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.