It's official: regular newsmagazines have glommed on to systems biology. Does that mean we can all go home? Probably not, but you should at least check out this piece from the Economist, which aims to describe to a mainstream audience how systems biology could benefit things like drug development.

 

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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