Feel like setting up a betting pool of your own? Check out this blog entry from Paul Bracher, a research assistant at Harvard who pens ChemBark, in which he handicaps some of the frontrunners for the Nobel Prize in chemistry this year. You'll see from the list (and from the ensuing comments) that there's no shortage of biologists in the race.

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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.