The addition of a gene expression test may help uncover athletes who've used performance-enhancing drugs, New Scientist reports.

A recent report leaked from the International Association of Athletics Federation suggests that some 800 out of 5,000 blood tests obtained from athletes could have had dodgy results and that nearly 150 Olympic or World Championship medal could hang in the balance, it notes.

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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.