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In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reports on a family of microRNAs called miR-515 that are found at higher-than-usual levels in placenta samples from women who go on to experience preeclampsia, a form of high blood pressure during pregnancy that lead to maternal or fetal mortality.

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Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

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Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

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