The Ome-Ome

In recent years the "omics" business has begun treading dangerously close to New York Times Styles section territory. Just as three people doing something you've never heard of before is enough to make for a "trend", it seems these days any collection of a dozen or so data points qualifies as an "ome."

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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.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

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