This Week in PNAS

This week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Sao Paulo have used bioinformatics to build the human cell surfaceome. From this catalog of 3,702 cell surface transmembrane proteins, they were able to look at gene expression differences to find surfaceome genes that could be possible tumor targets, 593 of which they validated using qPCR.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.