The history of GeneBio is a tale of the alternately converging and diverging interests of academic and for-profit science. In 1997, with the Swiss government moving to pull its funding from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, three researchers associated with the institute decided to found GeneBio to license SIB databases and software and return a portion (GeneBio won’t say how much) of the proceeds to support SIB.

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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.