Surrounded by Viruses

While everybody has heard of the cold virus and many others that infect people, there are a number of viruses lurking out there in other animals. Other animals, Megan Gannon at LiveScience notes, have been the source of viruses like HIV, SARS, and West Nile that are fairly new to infecting people.

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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.