Whether or not postdocs who are new parents get time off varies by their funding source and their principal investigator, Nature News reports.

A group from the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law surveyed 741 postdocs in the US, both men and women, about parental leave. They also queried the postdoctoral affairs offices of 66 universities.

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.