Bill Hersh isn’t much of a bench scientist. Nor is he much of a computer scientist, either. But Hersh, an MD who heads the department of medical informatics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, is studying a problem that many scientists studying gene function can appreciate: how does a researcher accurately scour the literature for information about a new gene of interest?

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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.