The bioinformatics education boom that began in the late 1990s is tapering off a bit, according to BioInform’s third annual survey of US university degree programs (see table). Only three of the 64 programs included in this year’s listing began accepting students in 2003 — compared to 14 in 2002 and 17 in 2001.

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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.