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Researchers from Baylor report in PLoS One on a new metric, called Minimal Match on Either Side of exon junction, that assesses the quality of exon-junction reads from RNA-Seq data by considering the number of junction reads, mismatches on each read, how close the read is to the center of the junction, and where mismatches on the read occur.

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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.