The More Things Change


About 10 years ago, when I was a community college instructor, I started a course called "Biotechnology and Society." My goals were two-fold: I wanted to recruit non-traditional students and also to reach out to students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to learn how biotechnology was about to change their future. We lured those students in by promising them credit for taking a lab (which they did) and, of course, the cool and amazing topics we covered in a warm and friendly fashion.

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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, 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.