Statistical software giant SAS Institute has established a genomics group that will aim to apply its methodology to analyzing gene expression data, Russ Wolfinger, the director of the division told the New England Bioinformatics Group last week.

Wolfinger told those gathered for the first NEBiG meeting of 2001 that a statistical approach to gene expression analysis could improve the accuracy of experimental results.

The method he described uses two interconnected mixed linear models to assess statistical differences in gene expression data from microarrays.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.

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