Hans Westerhoff, a professor of molecular cell physiology and mathematical biochemistry at the Free University of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, leads a project called Silicon Cell (http://www.siliconcell.net) that is envisioned as a live database of models that can replicate cellular behavior. Westerhoff’s own research focuses on glycolysis, and specifically how the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei thrives on blood sugar when it resides in the human body.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

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This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

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In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.