What’s a handshake worth? If it’s a handshake with one of the program managers of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), it might be worth millions of dollars in funding.

To be sure, millions of federal tax dollars won’t necessarily flow into a microarray commercialization project based on one conversation, but it’s a way to begin the funding process, said Alan Rudolph, program manager in DARPA’s defense sciences office.

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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.