Protein profiling chips made a high-profile appearance at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in San Francisco this week: A total of 25 different poster presentations at the conference have featured research with Ciphergen Biosystems’ ProteinChip platform, which is based on Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization technology, a technique where chemically coated chips capture proteins, often contained in serum or a whole blood sample, then mass spectrometry is used to map them.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.