This Week in Science

In today's Science, proteins rule. A paper out of Jonathan Lin's lab at UCSF looks at the unfolded protein response as a result of stress at the endoplasmic reticulum. Of the three intracellular signaling branches, IRE1 plays a key role in promoting cell survival; and it, along with ATF6, another signaling branch, are turned off after prolonged ER stress.

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Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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