This Week in Nature

In a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies on platelet count including 66,867 individuals of European ancestry, a team led by investigators at the German Research Center for Environmental Health "identified 68 genomic loci [that] reliably associated with platelet count and volume mapping to established and putative novel regulators of megakaryopoiesis and platelet formation." In the Nature paper, the researchers add that "using gene silencing in Danio rerio an

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

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.