YOU OR a fellow scientist have discovered a new gene. Amidst the furious paper and grant writing that follows, someone wonders, " Can we get a patent for this?" Everyone stares blankly, then goes back to work. You realize 10 years later that you lost out on millions of dollars of profits from the invention.

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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.