This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, an international research team led by investigators at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, shows that gene expression divergence in Drosophila "recapitulates the developmental hourglass model," and confirms that the "genes that conform most to the hourglass pattern are involved in key developmental processes." Using species-specific microarrays, the team quantified di

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.