non-coding RNA

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In Nature this week: genetic history of early European farmers, and more.

Such an atlas could enable investigators to understand how genetic variants impact disease risk, define drug toxicities, improve therapies, and advance regenerative medicine.

Using two guide RNAs to excise chunks of the genome, an international team identified lncRNAs essential and inhibitory to human cancer cell line proliferation.

By modifying a library construction method, researchers were able to analyze tiny amounts of small RNAs.

Researchers have identified hundreds of new and known microRNAs in the domestic dog genome, a finding that could contribute to disease research.

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).

The team found that a snoRNA biomarker called SNORA42 is linked to heightened risk of colorectal cancer recurrence and shorter survival. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse plans to fund research and development projects investigating the genomic characteristics and molecular pathways that may play roles in addiction.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today said that it has received additional commitments for a private placement to raise A$800,000 (US$717,452), and increased the level of underwriting on its current share purchase plan to A$1.8 million.

The National Institutes of Health recently announced two funding opportunities for research initiatives with potential microRNA and non-coding RNA aspects including one related to the treatment of HIV-1 and another to lung development research.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.