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miRNA expression

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In Nature this week: whole-genome sequencing of plasma DNA to study cancer gene expression, and more.

The researchers used the tool to look at the role of miRNAs in viral infection, but believe it has potential for studying miRNA in many other contexts.

A team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health has identified three circulating microRNAs that were differentially expressed in the serum of older versus younger individuals in a small sequencing study.

By targeting a subclass of metastatic breast cancer cells called cancer stem-like cells, a team led by researchers at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has found a microRNA, miR-7, that appears to play a key role in brain-specific breast cancer metastasis.

Three microRNAs have been implicated in the transformation of normal fibroblasts into cancer-promoting cells and could be potential drug targets in ovarian cancer, a study by University of Chicago and Northwestern University researchers has suggested.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – HTG Molecular Diagnostics today said that it will collaborate with Sanofi US on identifying biomarkers that could become a molecular companion diagnostic test.

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In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.