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In Science this week: discussion of combining immunotherapies with targeted treatments, and more.

Researchers used exome capture RNA sequencing to come up with a collection of circRNAs in dozens of cancer types, including proposed prostate cancer markers.

In Nature this week: new CRISPR nuclease described, gut bacteria reference, and more.

Based on the results, the UAE-based lab would become Biocept's first customer to use the kits clinically, accepting samples from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Two independent teams described potential roles for gut microbes, and the compounds they produce, in schizophrenia, depression, and mental quality of life.

The company said the financing will further support its strategy of translating its genome editing platforms into potential therapeutics and drug-discovery solutions.

The test uses multiplex PCR fragment analysis with Promega-designed five-mononucleotide repeat markers to detect the MSI-high phenotype within tumor tissues.

In PNAS this week: sepsis-related copy number changes, three-dimensional leaf transcriptomes of plants grow in dark or in light-dark cycles, and more.

Two new studies identified extensive RNA scaffolds underlying the increased editing efficiency of these nucleases.

Several of the novel variants the researchers identified are more common among individuals of Japanese ancestry than of European background.

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Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, underwent a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an RNA interference drug to treat acute hepatic porphyria.

Gizmodo looks over the past decade of consumer DNA testing to find the field to be lacking.

In Nature this week: native RNA sequencing and analysis of a human poly(A) transcriptome, nanopore sequencing-based method to analyze short tandem repeat expansions, and more.