Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology this week published research suggesting that the suppression of a specific microRNA by the hepatitis B virus is responsible for the cancer growth and metastasis that is sometimes caused by the infection.

Although the data were generated in cell culture and in a mouse xenograft model, the findings could point to a new target for cancer treatment, the authors wrote in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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A lack of funding may lead more than two dozen research facilities in Australia to shut down in three months.

Researchers report that paternally inherited genes are more likely to be expressed in mice.

In Genome Research this week: multiplex genotyping of germline and somatic short tandem repeats, graph-based regularization, and more.

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