This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a University of California, San Francisco-led team describes the use of a CRISPR-based technology to shed new light on the functions of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). The approach, called CRISPR interference, allowed the researchers to study about 17,000 different lncRNAs in seven different human cell lines. By selectively inhibiting the expression of specific lncRNAs, they could globally search for their functions.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.