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This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics, a team led by University of Michigan researchers report on the discovery of a long non-coding RNA that promotes aggressive prostate cancer and antagonizes the SWI/SNF chromatin-modifying complex. Based on the findings, the lncRNA, called SChLAP1, appears to contribute to the development of lethal cancer at least in part by antagonizing the tumor-suppressive functions of the SWI/SNF complex.

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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

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The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

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