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This Week in Cell

The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Craig Mello and his colleagues report in Cell that they have uncovered a new type of piwi-interacting RNA in Caenorhabditis elegans. Using a new enzymatic method for 5' anchored RNA profiling called CapSeq, the researchers found a number of candidate transcription start sites for piRNA precursors. However, the researchers say that using that they could not identify the vast majority of piRNA loci.

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.