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The 80,448-square-foot Hershey Center for Applied Research, opened two years ago, is the first of up to a dozen buildings totaling 1.2 million square feet envisioned for a 165-acre campus near Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

In the first phase of the three-part pilot program, three projects will be chosen from 10 institutions in the Philadelphia region, Delaware, and New Jersey to receive one-year grants worth as much as $200,000 for proof-of-concept studies.

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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.