Rosetta Genomics said this week that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 7,943,745, covering the composition of matter for human hsa-miR-497 and its variants.

The patent is not yet listed in the USPTO database.

Rosetta said that human hsa-miR-497 is an "important component" of its miRview Mets and miRview Mets2 diagnostic tests, used to identify the tissue of origin in cancers of unknown primary.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.

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