University of Michigan researchers have come up with complementary sequencing-based methods — known as Bru-Seq and BruChase-Seq, respectively — that make it possible to track not only the formation of new RNA molecules, but also their stability within the cell.

The techniques involve replacing one of the four building blocks of RNA — uridine — with another form of the base, called bromouridine.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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