Modeling in Genomics

Over at Evolgen, blogger RPM discusses the use of model organisms and how there seems to be a hierarchy within the models -- humans being at the top. Why, then, he asks, are genomic studies done in non-humans? He responds by saying that studying other organisms isn’t just to understand human biology, but all of biology.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.