Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University describe differential expression patterns for human microRNA isoforms that may help distinguish cancer types. The team tallied the presence or absence of so-called isoforms of human miRNA (isomiR) levels in nearly 10,300 tumors samples from the Cancer Genome Atlas Project, coming up with a cancer type classifier based on the almost 7,500 isomiRs identified.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

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