This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week, investigators in Germany and the UK show that translation of the proto-oncogene c-Myc is repressed by miR-24c following etoposide-induced DNA damage. "While miR-34c is induced by p53 following DNA damage, we show that in cells lacking p53 this is achieved by an alternative pathway which involves p38 MAPK signaling to MK2," they write, adding that their data reveal c-Myc as a major target of miR-34c.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

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