This Week in Nature

A team led by investigators at the University of Rochester in New York this week show that "nuclear-retained transcripts containing expanded CUG-CUGexp — repeats are unusually sensitive to antisense silencing," and that, in a transgenic mouse model of myotonic dystrophy type 1, the systematic administration of antisense oligonucleotides causes "a rapid knockdown of CUGexpRNA in skeletal muscle, correcting the physiological, histopathologic and transcriptomic features of the disease." Overall, as the Rochester-led team reports in Nature, "these results provide

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.