long non-coding RNAs

The FANTOM consortium generated an atlas of nearly 30,000 human long non-coding RNAs that suggests more than 19,000 of them are functional.

The transient transcriptome sequencing protocol relies on combining sequencing with 4-thiouridine labeling and RNA fragmentation.

A genome-wide association suggests an African-specific lincRNA allele on chromosome 7 contributes to risk of bloodstream infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

In Genome Biology this week: computational approach to tease apart clonal tumor lineages, cell type-specific lncRNA expression in developing human neocortex, and more.

Qiagen has submitted an offer to buy all of Exiqon's shares for DKK18 each, for a total aggregate purchase price of DKK683 million ($103.5 million).

With the help of TCGA sequence data, researchers uncovered expression of a long, non-coding RNA called SAMMSON that appears to be specific to melanoma.

In Genome Biology this week: inter-individual variability of long non-coding RNAs, computational approach for removing low-quality cells from single-cell analyses, and more.

The researchers said that long non-coding RNAs showed more specificity to different cancer types than protein-coding genes, making them important, precise biomarkers.

In Genome Research this week: lncRNA and gene expression regulation, population structure of the equine infectious disease strangles, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: human cytomegalovirus diversity, patterns of homologous recombination in E. coli, and more.

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Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

Bill Gates tells the Telegraph that bioterrorism is a serious risk.

The March for Science is to take place tomorrow, and supporters are tapping their creative energies to create placards to carry.

CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.