A study by Stanford researchers has found that microRNA-320a appears to regulate glycolysis in response to oxidative stress in several biological systems, including lung cancer and wasting of disused muscle.

The finding has implications for cancer treatment, as well as more effective treatment for dysfunctional diaphragm muscles following breathing support using a ventilator, according to the team, which published the study online in the FASEB Journal earlier this month.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.