The National Institutes of Health this month awarded nearly $450,000 in funding to support two RNAi- and microRNA-related research projects, including one for the development of a low-cost oligonucleotide synthesizer and one studying the small, non-coding RNAs in cardiovascular health.

The first grant was awarded to Keith Anderson, the president of California-based startup Synthomics, to assist in the company’s development of an oligonucleotide synthesis technology designed to significantly lower production costs.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.