The US Environmental Protection Agency this week presented for the first time initial data from the first phase of its ToxCast program during the Society of Toxicology's annual meeting, held this year in Baltimore, according to an official from a company who participated in the program.

In addition, the EPA has exercised the option of cell-based assay shop Acea Biosciences to participate in the ToxCast program for another year per Acea's contract with the EPA, a company official told CBA News this week.

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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.