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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College and elsewhere present a set of microRNAs with potential ties to brain metastasis risk in individuals with lung cancer. The team did array-based miRNA expression profiling to compare miRNAs in 32 non-small cell lung cancer patients with brain metastasis and 55 without, validating half a dozen brain metastasis-related miRNAs in 155 individuals with lung adenocarcinoma.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.