A team from Yale University, the University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory has developed a computational approach called Kmerspectrumanalyzer that shows promise for quantifying the sizes and repeat contents of not-yet-assembled bacterial and archaeal genomes.

"Kmerspectrumanalyzer primarily reports repeat content and overall genome size," David Williams, an ecology and evolutionary biology researcher at Yale University, told In Sequence in an email message.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.