An article from yesterday's New York Times details the coming challenges in deriving food from genetically modified organisms, particularly here in the US, where so far there aren't a lot of guidelines on the subject. Getting FDA to "spell out the rules of the game," the article says, could be the encouragement investors need to get active in this area -- while others contend that such guidelines would scare the public by having the GMO term associated with this food.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.