The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has received US Patent No. 6,730,820, “Agent and method for modulation of cell migration.” The patent discloses a GON-1 migration protein in C. elegans and a gon-1 gene encoding the same. The protein shows structural similarity to one produced by an up-regulated RNA in an advanced tumor cell, the abstract states.

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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.

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.