Biological Bias

Oliver James opines that "genes are left wing" and, further, that "politics may be the reason why the media has so far failed to report the small role of genes." James, writing in the UK's Guardian, says that "the Human Genome Project is rapidly providing a scientific basis for the political left." According to James, the political right is more apt to believe that "that genes largely explain why the poor are poor, as well as twice as likely as the rich to be mentally

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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.