A few US shale oil producers are using DNA sequencing to identify promising wells, Reuters reports. It adds that it's part of companies' efforts to cut costs and keep pace with global oil producers.

The companies are testing DNA extracted from microorganisms found in rock samples to compare to DNA found in oil samples. Similarities and differences in their genetic profiles are then used to find locations that are more likely to have oil.

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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.