The European Bioinformatics Institute has been awarded a five-year contract to run and lead the development of UK PubMed Central until 2016.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

EBI will partner with the University of Manchester and the British Library to build a digital repository that helps researchers "make the best possible use of the scientific literature by building deep content links between articles and the underlying data,” Johanna McEntyre, head of literature services at EMBL-EBI, said in a statement.

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

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

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.