Detroit is seeing a growth of biotech companies, both established and newer firms, reports The Huffington Post's David Sands. He adds that Detroit has a city plan called "Eds and Meds" to encourage growth in education and medicine as the city's economic base.

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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.