This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of researchers from industry and academia report on how the deletion of a single microRNA from pluripotent stem cells enabled them to form both embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, revealing a role for the small, non-coding RNAs in regulating pluripotency. Specifically, when miR-34a was eliminated from embryonic stem cells, these engineered cells were able to generate both embryonic and extra-embryonic lineages.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.