miRNA sponge

Originally developed in the lab of Phillip Sharp at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, miRNA sponges are transcripts expressed from strong promoters that contain multiple tandem binding sites to an miRNA of interest.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.