• Title: Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
  • Education: PhD, University of California, Los  Angeles, 1999
  • Recommended by: Laurence Kedes

Hooman Allayee is one geneticist looking to find the big connections between complex pathologies such as cardio-vascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. “We are trying to find the genes that cause these diseases,” says Allayee. “They are related because diabetics have an increased risked of heart disease, and with obesity, there is an increased risk of diabetes, and so on.”

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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.