By Tony Fong

This story originally ran on June 23.

Researchers in Massachusetts have uncovered a novel candidate protein biomarker that could provide the basis for a diagnostic test for appendicitis in children.

If the biomarker pans out in further studies, it would provide clinicians an easy and accurate method for diagnosis of the ailment, which accounts for the most common childhood surgical emergency, according to the researchers.

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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.

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