This Week in PNAS

In a study appearing online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, San Francisco, describe a role for viral microRNAs in inhibiting signaling by interferon, an antiviral cytokine in the human immune system. The team transfected human cell lines with a library of more than 70 miRNAs from viruses known to infect humans.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.