In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Germany report their comparison of blood-based inflammatory markers and fecal occult blood tests for screening patients for non-invasive colorectal cancer. The team analyzed C-reactive protein, serum CD26, complement C3a anaphylatoxin, and TIMP-1 levels in blood and fecal samples of 179 colorectal cancer patients, 193 people with advanced adenoma, and 225 people free of neoplasm.

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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.