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.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.