At a mini-symposium on the genetic approaches to finding novel therapeutic targets for cancer, moderator Peter Lichter of the German Cancer Research Center said there has been success getting drugs into the clinic using genetic approaches. No matter where researchers start or where they end up, they usually follow a common strategy, Lichter said — genome-wide sequencing to indentify and prioritize candidate genes, and then functional studies of those candidates both in vitro and in vivo, with the goal of developing preclinical models for drug testing.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.