How many genes are needed to sustain an organism? As Carl Zimmer notes in the New York Times that number may be surprisingly small and, ultimately, irrelevant.
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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: personal genome approach to RNA-seq read alignment, hematopoietic Systems Biology Repository, and more.
A man is using DNA evidence to argue that he is the rightful heir to the baronetcy of Stichill, the Guardian reports.
As part of an effort to get a diverse group of people to donate their DNA for research, some blood donors in the San Diego area will get their genomes sequenced, according to KPBS.
The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.