A team of researchers from the Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine has published details about a new vector-based shRNA expression system for RNAi that promises to be more cost effective than other approaches

According to the report, which appeared in PLOS One, existing vector-based shRNA-expression strategies, while capable of inducing RNAi in viable cells, tend to be either “error prone or cost prohibitive.”

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.