A Certain Fuzziness

While adding more data can clarify relationships between organisms and place them on the tree of life, sometimes more data can make the picture look fuzzier. "[J]ust as the spinal column and limbs created contrasting maps of primate evolution, scientists now know that different genes in the same organism can tell different stories," writes Emily Singer at Wired.

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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.