miRNA expression

This Week in Nature

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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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.