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Small RNA in the Spotlight

University of Massachusetts Medical School's Victor Ambros and Harvard Medical School's Gary Ruvkun have won the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Ambros and Ruvkun are being honored "for their co-discovery of microRNAs as central regulators of gene expression and development," Johnson & Johnson says in a statement. Ambros and Ruvkun will be presented with the award — which includes a $100,000 prize — at the New York Academy of Sciences in September.

The Scan

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.

Fragile X Syndrome Mutations Found With Comprehensive Testing Method

Researchers in Clinical Chemistry found fragile X syndrome expansions and other FMR1 mutations with ties to the intellectual disability condition using a long-range PCR and long-read sequencing approach.

Team Presents Strategy for Speedy Species Detection in Metagenomic Sequence Data

A computational approach presented in PLOS Computational Biology produced fewer false-positive species identifications in simulated and authentic metagenomic sequences.

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.