NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) -  Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have uncovered "strong evidence" that debunks the theory that Caucasians of Northern European descent - specifically, descendents of people who had been resistant to bubonic plague - may carry a gene mutation that protects against HIV.

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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.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.