This article is the fourth in a series of bi-weekly columns focusing on the area of "high-throughput biology," or new techniques for high-volume cell based screening and imaging that biopharma is using to validate targets generated through genomics or proteomics, screen for toxicity, and replace other traditional assays.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

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