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miRNA screening

California researchers screened some 850 miRNAs to uncover one that inhibits growth in cancer cells with KRAS mutations, which are linked to poor survival.

MiR-371-3p diminished tolerance to targeted cancer treatment in cell lines and mice, while tolerant cells had enhanced levels of genes regulated by miR-371-3p.

Sistemic will provide its SistemRNA suite of drug development tools in order to accelerate Redx's preclinical development pipeline of more than 250 new drug candidates.

Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.