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Talk It Up on Twitter

An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

Mail-Order Pox

Canadian researchers have re-created the horsepox virus, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: root-knot nematode sequencing study, somatic mutations linked to uveal melanoma, and more.

The Canadian government, along with various Canadian provinces and private sector partners, have committed C$17 million to the projects.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: antibiotic component may suppress nonsense mutations, long-fingered bat genome includes endogenous retrovirus not found in other bats, and more.

Researchers uncovered snoRNA differences in tumors from breast cancer cases with better or worse overall survival or recurrence-free survival.

The funding will support support two alliances between industry and academia that are applying genomic technologies to agriculture and healthcare.

By analyzing tweets, Canadian researchers examine the public's view of gene patenting.

The instruments will be housed at the new Metabolomics Technology Demonstration Centre and will help firms translate biomarkers into clinical tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A University of Alberta investigator will head a research team that will use C$1.4 million ($1.3 milliaon) to sequence and map the genomes of a number of strains of Listeria with the aim of identifying those that are most dangerous to humans and those that are

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.