NEW YORK, May 22 - Orchid BioSciences said Tuesday it has adopted a stockholder rights plan in an effort to protect the company in the event of a hostile takeover attempt.

Over the past few months several companies, including Aclara,  Large Scale Biology, and Illumina , have adopted such plans amid falling stock prices.

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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.