Before the advent of laser-guided missiles, battle ships were equipped with cannons that weighed 2,000 tons and required dozens of sailors to muscle them toward their target. The National Human Genome Research Institute, as it transitions from sequencing genes to understanding how they work, moves in much the same lumbering way — though without the sailors.

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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.