This Week in PNAS

In the Early Edition of PNAS this week, researchers identify 119 genes as potential drug targets — a finding they derived from a function-based gene identification using an shRNA library they constructed. The library contains about 150 shRNAs per gene investigated and was composed in an inducible lentiviral vector, enabling the propagation of growth-inhibiting shRNAS.

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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.