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The technology uses DNAzyme-based sensors, fluorescent biomarkers, and a high-throughput particle counter to rapid identify rare targets in complex raw samples.

Qiagen has submitted an offer to buy all of Exiqon's shares for DKK18 each, for a total aggregate purchase price of DKK683 million ($103.5 million).

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: atlas of microRNAs from various tissues types, ribosomal RNA gene flanking region sequencing, and more.

A new study by an international team of researchers has found that the microRNA miR-9-5p has a role in the development of schizophrenia.

The company sees microRNAs as the ideal blood-based biomarker for diagnosing and monitoring a number of diseases at the point of care and in the developing world.

In PNAS this week: single-stranded cytosine deamination in E. coli, characterization of herpes simplex virus-1 microRNAs, and more.

The test could provide an early diagnosis of breast cancer by examining a handful of miRNA, microRNA, and proteomic biomarkers from urine samples. 

The companies will evaluate Diamir's technology as a potential companion diagnostic to certain Janssen neurodegenerative disease programs.

In PNAS this week: genetic and proteomic study of the type VII secretion system in tuberculosis, miRNA expression differences in social and solitary locusts, and more.

Researchers get a clear image of the DROSHA protein and gain a better understanding of the Microprocessor complex involved in miRNA biogenesis. 

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.