The University of California has been awarded US Patent No. 8,906,610, "Using phylogenetic probes for quantification of stable isotope labeling and microbial community analysis."
Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.
As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.
In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.
The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.