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A Butterfly's Wings

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

A small study of prostate cancers from African American and European American men uncovered ancestry-associated splicing with apparent ties to tumor aggressiveness and resistance.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is providing informatics services for an NCI-funded project to standardize cancer genomics ontologies.

The team used genome- or exome-wide analysis of participants with BRCA 1/2 mutations to come to its conclusions.

The business centers around a metagenome taxonomic profiling tool called CensuScope that was developed in the lab of GWU's Raja Mazumder.

Aperiomics launched its commercial sequencing and bioinformatics-based pathogen detection service at the annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology last week, with three offerings: Absolute-ID, Absolute-Discovery, and Absolute-Biome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – George Washington University said today that it and collaborators have received up to $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an approach to rapidly identify the mechanisms of biological and chemical threats.

Researchers aim to develop proteomic biomarkers for bile duct cancer resulting from infection by the parasite Opisthorchis viverrini.

Called laser ablation electrospray analysis, the technology allows for the direct analysis of tissues and cells, enabling the identification, localization, and quantification of proteins and metabolites with limited sample preparation, the company said.

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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.