This Week in PNAS

In the PNAS Early Edition, researchers at Princeton University demonstrate that the biophysical mechanisms of transcriptional regulatory sequences can be deciphered "by a simple experiment in which a library of partially mutated regulatory sequences are partitioned according to their in vivo transcriptional activities and then sequenced en masse." Consequent computational analysis of the sequence data "can provide precise quantitative information about how the regulatory pro

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

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

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.