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Even Genes Believe in Networking

At Jackson Laboratory off the coast of Maine, geneticists have inbred a population of 5,000 mice to 40 strains, a process that has created rodents with identical genes. The mice, writes Carl Zimmer in an article in Discover magazine, are ideal for studying cancer, heart disease, and other ailments that are caused by networks of genes acting together, rather than traced to one single gene.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.