As structural biology companies race ahead to obtain x-ray crystallography structures of promising drug targets, the biggest hurdle has traditionally been getting access to tunable x-ray sources at synchrotrons.

“The capacity is there,” said Lance Stewart, CEO of Emerald BioStructures, a subsidiary of MediChem Life Sciences. “But the timing with which you can get access to this capacity is not very efficient.”

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.