The sequencing of the Haemophilus influenzae genome in 1995 sparked an increasing interest in functional genomics, specifically in the development of high-throughput screens that can more closely examine gene function in mammalian cells.
 
Unfortunately, researchers have found that conventional transfection methods have low efficiencies in mammalian cells, particularly in primary cell types.
 

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Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

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