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This Week in PNAS

In a study slated to appear in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, an Ohio State University-led team assessed the expression of hundreds of microRNAs in ovarian cancer tumors, looking for those with expression profiles that coincided with chemotherapy resistance. Through an array-based analysis of almost 700 microRNAs in tumor samples from 86 women with ovarian cancer, researchers tracked down a 23-miRNA signature for chemoresistance.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.