Markers/Short Reads


This month marks the passing of an idiosyncrasy that has been with GenBank since 1995: its 350-kilobase limit on the length of sequences entered into the database.


NIH announced the launch of its Chemical Genomics Center under the aegis of NHGRI. According to NIH, this is the first unit of a planned network that will be followed by up to 10 pilot centers expected to be funded for FY 2005.


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

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

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.