By Bernadette Toner

This story was posted May 24.

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute said this week that it has installed a "hybrid-core" computing system from Convey Computer that it will use to analyze data from the 1000 Genomes Project and several other tasks, including text-mining projects and simulations of the spread of infectious diseases through populations.

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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.