tiling arrays

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.

Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.