The Lurkers

Patients going into the doctor with one concern sometimes come out with others. For instance, a third of the people who undergo a CT scan of the heart are found to have shadows on their lungs that need to be checked out, writes Dina Fine Maron at Scientific American. Similar incidental findings, she notes, crop up in genetic tests that examine a broad portion of the genome, but with an added layer of uncertainty.

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Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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.