The National Institutes of Health this month set aside more than $1 million to fund a handful of grants examining the roles of microRNAs in neurological dysfunction, immune responsiveness, and cancer, as well as the development of a new method for identifying targets of the non-coding RNAs.

The first grant was awarded to Shilpa Buch, a researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, to support her efforts to uncover how miR-29b influences HIV-associated neuronal toxicity in opiate abusers.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

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