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Following from genetic studies of compulsive behavior in dogs, researchers have starting collecting behavioral information for dogs in the Darwin's Dogs project.

The scientists fused Cas9 to zinc finger proteins to reduce off-target activity, essentially replacing the other nucleases that had been used with zinc fingers.

The court found that the university had failed to demonstrate that one of its researchers had collaborated with the IP's inventors and therefore is not entitled to co-inventorship.

The method improves a research tool that can view chromosome movement throughout the living cell nucleus in space and time, and has both research and clinical uses.

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School will use a three-year, $6.1 million NIH grant to build predictive models of gene expression.

The five new grants, part of the Genomics of Gene Regulation program, will fund research into the mechanisms controlling gene expression.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in the US and China has published a population genomics study that provides new clues about the evolution, behavior, and physical traits that characterize the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team spread across four universities has netted a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study bats to uncover the genetic, developmental, and anatomical basis of natural selection for their unique sensory structures.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A US District Court late last month threw out a lawsuit filed by a former University of Massachusetts researcher against the Carnegie Institution of Washington over inventorship of seminal intellectual property related to the discovery of RNA interference.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an American- and Finnish-led team described the apparent effects of an EGLN1 mutation that's been linked to high-altitude adaptations in the absence o

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.