This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, a team led my MIT researchers has found a latent pro-survival function for the mir-290-295 cluster, the dominant miRNA cluster in mouse embryonic stem cells. By examining a target list generated from bioinformatic prediction, as well as expression data following miRNA loss, the team found that apoptotic regulators were strongly enriched.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.