US and Russian developers recently released an online bioinformatics education platform that guides users through a series of increasingly complex problems that address key concepts in biology and programming.

The platform, called Rosalind, after Rosalind Franklin, is currently in beta testing and includes just over 50 problems, but its developers hope to expand that to several hundred in the coming months.

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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.