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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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Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

A group of statisticians want to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.