Allure of Science

While US President Barack Obama has placed an emphasis on getting students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers through the Educate to Innovate Initiative and a series of White House science fairs, Kenneth Chang at the New York Times writes that the goal has been "elusive."

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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.