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California Institute of Technology's Frances Arnold was awarded half this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, while the University of Missouri's George Smith and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology's Gregory Winter will split the other half.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: structural variant profiles for metastatic prostate cancer; approach for visualizing mRNA, lncRNA transcription; and more.

A new assay uses digital loop-mediated isothermal amplification (dLAMP) to perform phenotypic antibacterial susceptibility testing in 30 minutes.

Teeny Tiny DNA Robot

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The funding will be used to develop new software and data structures to enable researchers to use the GO data for network-based analysis. 

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers characterized the International Space Station's microbiome, finding that it's dominated by a skin-linked bacterium.

The California Institute of Technology has been awarded

Using a microfluidic device called SlipChip, a cell phone camera, and cloud computing, a California Institute of Technology team has shown the superiority of digital over real-time isothermal PCR under perturbed experimental conditions.

Fluidigm of South San Francisco, Calif., has received US Patent No.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.