mirror miRNA

Opening the door to the possibility of a new class of small, non-coding RNA, a team of researchers from the UK reported last month that they have identified in mammalian cells a fully processed and functional microRNA that is produced from the sense strand of DNA.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.