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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: improved method for determining RNA structure, approach for detecting microRNAs digitally, and more.

The grants were made as part of the NSF's Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools — or EDGE — program.

The team's method utilizes two plasmids that produce DNA fragments from 50 to 1,000 bp, and are available through the nonprofit organization AddGene.

Researchers have developed a spit-based miRNA test to gauge concussion duration in children, NPR reports.

Penn State University has established a new program to train graduate students to apply data science to biomedical sciences, including genomics.

VISION aims to provide validated regulatory modules, quantitative models for gene regulation, and guides for translating research from mouse models to human.

By sequencing ancient and contemporary indigenous individuals from Canada's Pacific Coast, researchers uncovered clues to a post-colonization population bottleneck.

Researchers sequenced the genomes of both animals to learn how the two related species evolved to have two very different body shapes and physiologies.  

A CRIPSR-Cas9-edited mushroom falls outside US Department of Agriculture regulations, Nature News reports.

The researchers will use a new humanized mouse model to obtain genetic information at different life stages of the parasite.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.