William Saletan opines in Slate on the feasibility — and the growing acceptance — of humanizing animals for the purposes of scientific and medical studies. Included in the many examples: using animals to create humanized antibodies and making humanized mice with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Though he's definitely in favor of humanizing mice brains for disease research, he does mention that at first ethicists from Stanford University were not.

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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.

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.

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

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