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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by researchers at the Rockefeller University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York report on the discovery that a single microRNA that is highly expressed in the brains of humans and mice is capable of controlling neuron excitability. The scientists created mice that expressed the small, non-coding RNA at different levels in their brains and found that underexpression of MiR-128 led to fatal seizures.

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.