In a recent study published in PNAS, scientists at the University of Zurich used statistical models to examine how evolutionary innovation in gene expression patterns is maintained. By studying graphs of genotypes for regulatory networks and resulting phenotypes, they found that there are many random genotypes that exist side by side and lead to the same phenotype, proof that in the long term, genetic mutations in regulatory networks lead to robust phenotypes.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.