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The Rise of the Cat

Ancient DNA analysis gives insight into cat domestication and movements around the world.

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An effort to develop a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-like university outside of Paris is faltering, according to Nature News.

Researchers plan to develop a device that supports nucleic acid sequencing and protein sequencing using plasmonic nanostructures.

Using data from more than 800 colorectal cancer samples, researchers concluded that features in the microenvironment may protect against metastasis.

Camembert

Genome sequencing on Penicillim roqueforti, P. camemberti, and related fungi point to a role for horizontal gene transfer in fungal 'domestication' for cheese production.

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David Silver, Jan Bouten

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David Silver joins Transfer Technology International's SAB

Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.