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The Prostate Cancer Foundation has funded 24 young investigators with $225,000 each over three years.

Geneohm Sciences Canada (Becton Dickinson) has been awarded US Patent No.

By testing 1,000 individuals with lung cancer for driver mutations in 10 genes, members of the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium are finding mutations to help physicians offer more targeted treatment and clinical trial options for those with the disease.

An unusually high number of off-target effects obtained during a screen suggested that “misleading results in siRNA screens using large libraries with single-assay readout is substantial.”

A review of the National Cancer Institute's online clearinghouse for clinical trial information shows that more than a dozen groups worldwide are either conducting or preparing to launch studies examining miRNA signatures in humans with a variety of diseases.


The founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, created a Twitter account purported to be that of an LGBTQ Native American professor at Arizona State University, the New York Times writes.

Novavax reports its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to immune responses, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gene length is associated with lifespan in a comparative genomics study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that draws on the whale shark genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: effort to annotate the rat transcriptome, web-based resource to characterize marine microbes, and more.