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July has proven to be a big month for microRNAs at the National Institutes of Health, which handed out more than $2.3 million in grants to fund research into both the basic science of the small, non-coding RNAs and their roles in various disease states.

Two of the grants were awarded to support studies of the role of miRNAs in cancer, including one that went to Ohio State University’s Carlo Croce, who is investigating whether the ncRNAs can be used in the early detection and prevention of lung cancer.

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Bloomberg reports the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent Orig3n a letter saying it has not corrected lab issues uncovered in an earlier inspection.

In an editorial at BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

A new survey finds people in the US are getting their COVID-19 test results back faster, but not fast enough to help some viral control measures, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.

Oct
28
Sponsored by
NRGene

Molecular breeding methods such as genomic selection and genome-wide association studies often require high-density genotypic data from many samples, but the cost and complexity of genotyping at this scale may be prohibitive.

Nov
11
Sponsored by
Illumina

Selective breeding represents an efficient approach to increase production of aquaculture species by means of improving traits, such as rapid growth, product quality, and disease resistance.