The US Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking to label all chimpanzees as endangered, the Nature News Blog reports. Such a move could, as the New York Times says, enact a "major barrier to conducting invasive medical research on the animals for human diseases."
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In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.
While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.
Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses.
According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.