The Ome-Ome

In recent years the "omics" business has begun treading dangerously close to New York Times Styles section territory. Just as three people doing something you've never heard of before is enough to make for a "trend", it seems these days any collection of a dozen or so data points qualifies as an "ome."

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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.