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By targeting a subclass of metastatic breast cancer cells called cancer stem-like cells, a team led by researchers at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has found a microRNA, miR-7, that appears to play a key role in brain-specific breast cancer metastasis.

QuantaLife has been awarded $820,000 in the first year of a five-year project with the University of Mississippi Medical Center to develop microdroplet PCR-based point-of-care tests to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The ARIC Neurocognitive Study will employ brain imaging and new genetic technologies to gather information from thousands of patients, in addition to data collected through the past two decades by the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study into the risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.