The most promising initial clinical application of microRNAs might be in cancer diagnostics, recently published research suggests, and several companies are already jumping in to develop microRNA profiling technology.

Todd Golub and his collaborators at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and Harvard Medical School describe in a paper published in last week's Nature how they were able to classify human cancers by their miRNA expression profiles.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.

Dec
03
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This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the National Institutes of Health evaluated a novel in situ hybridization approach and applied it to study splice variants related to schizophrenia.

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04
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This webinar will discuss the use of clinical-grade exome analysis application in complex case investigations.