Hammer on THOR

Michigan researchers report that the lncRNA THOR might have a key role in cancer development.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genes needed for effective cancer immunotherapy, and more.

In Genome Research this week: population dynamics of E. coli infection, lncRNA expression changes in macaque aging, and more.

A short pyknon motif on the lncRNA N-BLR appears to mediate its effect on cells' ability to metastasize and invade in colorectal cancer, researchers found.

The firm's recent funding round will support its CLIA-certified laboratory that opened last year and the launch of its first RNA-based diagnostic test.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: RNA-directed DNA methylation in Arabidopsis, TLR5 variants linked to melioidosis survival, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

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.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

Researchers at UCSF used CRISPR interference to knockdown lncRNA transcripts, then assayed for cell growth to get the final list of almost 500.


Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.