miRNA technology

The Belgian university will use the WaferGen system in validating a biomarker signature for neuroblastoma in children, as well as other applications.

Researchers from Australia and the US have used genotyping, microRNA analysis, and mitochondrial and transcriptome sequencing to tackle a transmissible Tasmanian devil cancer.

American and Serbian researchers have identified telltale miRNA changes in the saliva of individuals with oral cancer — a finding that they say may eventually yield saliva-based oral cancer diagnostic tests.



Rosetta Genomics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The firm published data from a study showing that the same biomarker used in its miRNA-based test for squamous lung cancer provided 96 percent sensitivity.

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.