This Week in Science

This week's Science features a focus on RNA, with four articles discussing RNA-based therapies, mRNA modification, mRNA translation, and the role of microRNAs in stem cell differentiation. In one review, Duke University researchers look at the hurdles facing the therapeutic use of RNA and new technologies to overcome them, as well as the initial results of ongoing clinical studies testing RNA therapeutics in humans.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.