CombiMatrix expects to have a microRNA-based cancer-screening test on the US market around the middle of next year, about five months after announcing that it had begun developing the product.

While the company recently released data showing that it can use mi-RNA signatures in serum to accurately distinguish healthy individuals from cancer patients, more work will need to be done before the test can meet a key goal of differentiating various types of cancer.

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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.