By Doug Macron

The National Institutes of Health this month awarded more than $500,000 in grants to help researchers study the use of microRNAs as biomarkers for various diseases, including obstructive neuropathy and liver and prostate cancers.

The first grant was awarded to Thomas Jefferson University's Hushan Yang to investigate how miRNAs influence how chronic hepatitis B can lead to hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.