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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The University of Southern California lodges a cross-complaint in its legal dispute with the University of California, San Diego, over a large Alzheimer's disease project.
In PNAS this week: transcript patterns in drug-resistant cancer cells, function of high-altitude adaption gene, and more.
Monitoring gene expression changes could help sniff out athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, New Scientist says.
In PLOS this week: gene fusion in premature ovarian failure, population patterns in the Franciscana dolphin, and more.