The Foods You Eat

In a bid to improve the safety of the food supply system, researchers at Mars and IBM are embarking on a project to study the microorganisms of common food ingredients.

This Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain plans to conduct a large metagenomic study of the role that microorganisms have in a factory and then beyond to other parts of the supply chain, GenomeWeb reports.

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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.

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China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.