NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - 454 Life Sciences and the Genome Sequencing Center at the Washington University School of Medicine plan to sequence disease-causing pathogens and study expression profiles of genes in mammalian cells and tissues, the partners said today.

 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

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