By Justin Petrone
Chimeric RNAs should not be studied in isolation, but together, as an RNA network, according to authors of a recently published paper.
Researchers from the US and Peru have demonstrated the feasibility of re-sequencing the Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite directly from the blood of infected patients.
Using a mismatch repair detection-based screen, researchers have detected thousands of new somatic mutations in a handful of cancer types and sub-types.
Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.
DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.
As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.
In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.