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This Week in Cell

A Northwestern University-led team takes a look at potential strategies for targeting forms of leukemia with translocations involving the MLL gene. Based on RNA sequencing analyses, small hairpin RNA screening, and other experiments on leukemic cell lines, the researchers suggest that there may be a therapeutic benefit to stabilizing wild-type MLL via the UBE20 ubiquitin ligase enzyme and the interleukin-1 pathway in leukemias with MLL rearrangements.

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In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.