This Week in PNAS

In a study appearing in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Texas-based researchers used a combination of gene expression data, DNA methylation profiles, and methyl-CpG binding protein 2 interaction patterns to study Rett syndrome in a mouse model of the disease. Results from the analysis suggest that MeCP2 not only binds to methylated cytosine bases that neighbor guanine, but also to cytosines that are methylated in a non-CG context.

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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, 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.