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In a reader survey, researchers and core lab staff share how they think cores are doing.

Researchers described the development and testing of layered double hydroxide nanosheets as carriers for RNAi molecules in agriculture.

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An Australian team has developed a method to spray double-stranded RNA on plants to make them resistant to pests, Technology Review reports.

The researchers said their one-step, inducible, multiplex gene knockdown and gene knockout platforms can be used in many differentiated cell types.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: sites in dog genome under selection during early domestication, tuberculosis transmission patterns, and more.

By comparing Cryptococcus genomes, Duke researchers found that C. deuterogattii lacks certain RNAi pathway genes, possibly contributing to its high virulence.

The patents broadly cover the use of small RNAs to trigger post-transcriptional gene silencing and are based on the work of Sainsbury Laboratory researchers.

The work could potentially make lab-based blood production cost-effective, as well as improve the creation of specific cell populations from stem cells.

RNAi might have fallen from favor, but it still holds promise, The Economist says.

The court found that the university had failed to demonstrate that one of its researchers had collaborated with the IP's inventors and therefore is not entitled to co-inventorship.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.