In a move championed by Fujio Mitarai, the 65-year-old president and CEO of Canon, the Tokyo-based digital technology giant will increase spending on research and development by 2 percent annually within the next two years, with some of those funds, according to news reports, heading to commercializing DNA microarray production based on the company's pioneering ink-jet technology.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.