This Week in PNAS

A team from Australia and the US used a combination of arrays and RNA sequencing to look at gene splicing in a zebrafish line known to contain a recessive lethal point mutation in a gene called clbn that encodes part of the so-called U12-type spliceosome — a complex of small ribonucleoproteins tasked with splicing minor class pre-messenger RNAs.

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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.