By Doug Macron

A team of researchers this week reported on the discovery of a microRNA expression pattern that, in a preliminary study, was able to identify ovarian cancer patients who would survive the disease with appropriate treatment.

According to one of the investigators, the findings suggest that the signature could not only be used to inform a patient of her likelihood of survival, but also point to miRNAs that could be used as an adjuvant to boost the efficacy of existing treatments.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.

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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.