By Bernadette Toner

Becton Dickinson, Gen-Probe, and Cepheid last week updated attendees of an investor conference on their development timelines for upcoming nucleic acid testing platforms and assays.

Speaking at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, the tool vendors emphasized their plans to launch automated testing platforms intended to reduce the time and complexity of nucleic acid-based molecular diagnostic testing.

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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.