In a letter, four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to retain Francis Collins as the director of the National Institutes of Health, Stat News reports. Collins has previously said he will be tendering his resignation, effective January 20.

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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.