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Evaluation Bias

New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.

Using small RNA sequencing, investigators found miRNAs in the blood that track with cirrhosis, hepatitis, type 2 diabetes, or acetaminophen toxicity.

The company will continue to work with Maastricht University researchers to develop genetic and epigenetic cancer diagnostics.

Since April 1, noninvasive prenatal testing, provided by three university genetic centers, is available to all pregnant women in the Netherlands for €175 as part of the TRIDENT-2 study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has approved a project aimed at determining the causes of extreme aggressive behavior and is providing €6 million ($8 million) to the effort.

Ninety-five new web-based genomic data-analysis resources are discussed in a special issue of Nucleic Acids Research published online this week.

Researchers in the Netherlands have identified 44 protein biomarkers that appear repeatedly in 2D gel electrophoresis-based disease biomarker studies and have linked them to cellular stress response, adding "in future proteomic studies, more profound approaches should be applied to look beyond these proteins to find specific biomarkers."

Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.