This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of UK researchers report the discovery of a protein complex, dubbed the Human Silencing Hub, or HUSH, that uses heterochromatin to stop the expression of parts of the genome. By adapting a forward genetic screening approach for finding heterochromatin regulators in fruit flies, the team was able to search haploid human cells for genes associated with an epigenetic marker that has been shown to pack normally active genes into heterochromatin.

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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.