A post at Medgadget checks in at the Mayo Clinic, where researchers are using mega computer power to model infectious diseases like bird flu, SARS, and malaria in an effort to understand exactly how the infections run their course, including the structures of enzymes that play a role.

 

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.