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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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.