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An American research team argues that preferentially sequencing smaller invertebrate genomes skews scientists' view of genome structure and neglects information about regulatory and other regions in those large genomes.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers launched its Stop Biotech Looting campaign last week after learning that subcontractors have been hiring non-union workers over the past year on a half-dozen projects for Boston-area life-sci giants.

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Battelle Ventures, MIT, Hepragen, Wayne State University, Defyrus, UK Ministry of Defence, Columbia U, Intelligent Bio-Systems, Kauffman Foundation

The technique, called interferometric photoactivated localization microscopy, or iPALM, can locate fluorescent labels in images within 10 nm to 20 nm, according to a Janelia Farm official.

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Lai Named SVP of R&D at Gen-Probe, Jorge Leon Joins ParagonDx SAB, Strategic Diagnostics Hires Two Execs, and More.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.