A team of Chinese researchers this month reported a technique for blocking specific microRNAs based on CRISPR, a genome-editing technique derived from an immunity mechanism discovered in bacteria.

According to the study's authors, their approach can be easily adapted to target different miRNAs, can block the expression of miRNA clusters, and does not trigger off-target effects.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.

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