Newborns in the United States are routinely tested for certain conditions including metabolic and other disorders, and with advances in whole-genome sequencing, researchers and others wonder whether that approach will soon be incorporated into newborn screening programs to detect an even greater range of diseases.

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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.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.