This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the University of Cambridge report on the discovery of the mechanism that underlies a key defect in certain oil palm trees. High-yield varieties of the tree are propagated to grow clones that are supplied to plantations. However, these tress can develop an epigenetic defect, called mantling, that results in abnormal fruit and a reduce oil yield.

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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.