In work out of Ian Holmes' UC Berkeley lab, a team describes as new genome browser, JBrowse, published in this week's early online edition of Genome Research. The browser is open source, portable, and JavaScript-based, and differs from other available browsers in that it uses less server power.

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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.