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Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences researchers used a combination of affinity purification and microarrays to study the translational status of every mRNA in S. cerevisiae. Comparing changes in total mRNA levels with ribosome associations, which they call the translatome, they found that severe stress affected both RNA and translatome levels by about 15 percent, whereas mild stress only changed levels by about 1 percent.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.