This Week in PNAS

In early online publication this week, scientists used microfluidic cards to profile miRNA expression in kidney transplants. They profiled seven renal allograft biopsies against 365 miRNAs and performed control expression analysis on 26 other transplants, finding a strong association between intragraft expression of both miRNAs and mRNAs and that acute rejection "could be predicted with a high level of precision using intragraft levels of miRNAs," they write in the abstract.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.