NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A microRNA called miR-21 is often over-expressed in lung cancer tumors from never-smokers, suggesting these patients may eventually benefit from treatments targeting the miRNA or other components of the same pathway.
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In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.
Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.
Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.
Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.