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Mizzou researcher Elizabeth King plans to use a fruit fly model to study how physiology and genetic makeup change over time in response to certain diets.

Precise Pigs

CRISPR-Cas9 offers possibility of "precision breeding" for livestock, Scientific American writes.

Lykoi cat

A University of Missouri-led team is delving into the genetics of a domestic shorthair cat breed known for its werewolf-like appearance.

Researchers have sequenced and analyzed more than 50 feral and domestic cats in search of genetic variants involved in specific physical features and forms of disease. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers from Washington University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Missouri has used comparative genomics to search for genetic signatures associated with biological and behavioral features found in the domestic cat, Felis silvestris c

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Through a study of admixture patterns in domesticated cattle, researchers led by the University of Missouri's Jeremy Taylor have begun to untangle how different breeds are related.

Kaneka of Osaka, Japan, has been awarded US Patent No. 8,546,131, "Method for detecting nucleic acid, and device or kit."
Shigehiko Miyamoto, Tomohisa Kato, Koji Takahashi, and Jun Tomono are named as inventors.

July has proven to be a big month for microRNAs at the National Institutes of Health, which handed out more than $2.3 million in grants to fund research into both the basic science of the small, non-coding RNAs and their roles in various disease states.

Scientists from the University of Missouri have developed a microfluidic chip and high-conductivity agarose gel that could enable a highly sensitive, portable, and reusable nucleic acid testing device for point-of-care and field applications.

Lawrence Livermore National Security has been awarded RE43,365, "Apparatus for chemical amplification based on fluid partitioning in an immiscible liquid." The patent is a reissuance of RE41,780 issued in September 2010, which itself was a reissuance of US Patent No.

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A Karmagenes researcher has lost his position after reportedly admitting to data fabrication, according to Retraction Watch.

Two neuroscientists write in Nature News that solving the "reproducibility crisis" in science may require changing the requirements for publication.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of prehistoric New Mexicans, a nanopore method for mapping DNA methylation, and more.

A new study finds that adding missing good bacteria to the skin microbiome of atopic dermatitis patients decreases Staphylococcus aureus colonization.