The National Institutes of Health this month awarded more than $800,000 in research funding to support the work of four researchers, including two that have collaborated with Regulus Therapeutics, who are examining the role of microRNAs in various aspects of cardiovascular disease.

The first grant was awarded to New York University School of Medicine's Kathryn Moore to fund her work into miRNAs as physiological and pathological regulators of cholesterol homeostasis.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.