The blog Blind.Scientist has posted an interview with Alexei Drummond, head scientist of Biomatters (developer of bioinformatics software Geneious), on the question of how much programming skills a biologist should have.
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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.
In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.