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New Products: University of Catania's miRandola


The University of Catania has introduced a new, freely available database for extracellular microRNA analysis.

Called miRandola, it is based on the manual curation of information from 80 papers and includes 2,089 entries, with 576 unique mature miRNAs and 21 types of samples, according to the institute. It can be found here.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.