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.
In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."
Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.
Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.
In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.