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This Week in PLoS

In a PLoS One paper published this week, investigators at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia present the Dragon Database of Polymorphic Regulation of miRNA genes, or dPORE-miRNA, which aims to "facilitate the investigation of the potential effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms on miRNA gene regulation." The dPORE-miRNA database incorporates transcription factor binding site data and is freely accessible

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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.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

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

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.