Most cell-based assays rely on high-powered microscopy to observe how cells respond to certain stimuli, but a research group at Purdue University is taking a different approach.
 
Using a digital holographic system based on a laser and a charge-coupled device, the research team led by physics professor David Nolte has demonstrated that it can observe how organelles move within tumor cells at the nanometer scale.
 

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.