The National Institutes of Health has earmarked nearly $800,000 in grant funding to support research projects focused on the role of microRNAs in cancer development and immunity, as well as the development of a platform to study miRNA expression data in tumor cells.

The first grant was awarded to University of California, Los Angeles, researcher Dinesh Rao to fund his efforts characterizing the tumor-suppressive functions of two miRNAs — miR-34a and miR-146a — in B cell neoplasia.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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