The federal sequestration is cutting back or halting grants that fund "potentially groundbreaking" personalized medicine research funded by the National Institutes of Health, Institute for Systems Biology President Lee Hood opines.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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