They Call Me CWC15

Human genes can have names like CWC15 or WEE1, and the New York Times asks how such seemingly random letters and numbers are assigned to them.

Chris Gunter from the Marcus Autism Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta tells the Times that these names are bestowed through a blend of history, and convenience, and function.

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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.