This Week in PLOS

A number of microRNAs can repress translation of Twist1, a proto-oncogene whose upregulation is linked to resistance to cancer drugs, report Aarhus University researchers in PLOS One. In a number of cell lines, the researchers found that miR-145a-5p, miR-151-5p and a combination of miR-145a-5p and miR-151-5p or of miR-151-5p and miR-337-3p could repress the expression of the oncogene.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

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Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

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