This Week in BMC Cancer | GenomeWeb

This Week in BMC Cancer


In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in China report that microRNA-182 plays a role in metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma. The team analyzed miR-182 expression in 86 paired samples of hepatocellular carcinoma and normal tissue, and found that the microRNA was overexpressed in cancer tissue compared to normal tissue. That overexpression was correlated with underexpression of the metastasis supressor 1 gene as well as intrahepatic metastasis and poor prognosis of patients.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: personal genome approach to RNA-seq read alignment, hematopoietic Systems Biology Repository, and more.

A man is using DNA evidence to argue that he is the rightful heir to the baronetcy of Stichill, the Guardian reports.

As part of an effort to get a diverse group of people to donate their DNA for research, some blood donors in the San Diego area will get their genomes sequenced, according to KPBS.

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.