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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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.