The National Institutes of Health earmarked more than $1.2 million in grant money in January to support three separate research projects investigating the roles of microRNAs in herpes infection, pulmonary hypertension, and placental-maternal communication.

The first grant was awarded to University of Florida researcher David Bloom to fund his efforts to uncover the role of miRNAs in herpes simplex virus type 1 infection.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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