In today’s Science round-up, Barbara Stranger and associates at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge have completed whole-genome association analyses of expression levels of almost 15,000 transcripts with SNPs and CNVs in individuals who are part of the International HapMap project.
From the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, EdinburghUniversity, researchers found that Rett’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, can be reversed in mice by simply activating a mutant gene. The study sheds a sliver of light on the therapeutic potentials of phenotypic reversibility.
Chemists at HarvardUniversity and the PolishAcademy of Sciences have created “bubble logic” in a microfluidic system. In their research, they’ve used the linearity of the flow of bubbles through the system to create a device that encodes and decodes signals.