Been Reclassified

While a person's genes may not change, what's known about different variations may evolve. As the New York Times reports, this means that sometimes a variant that was thought to be pathogenic may switch categories to benign or vice versa. Other times, variants whose effect was unclear may become known.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.