This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute team of investigators reports on their efforts to replace multiple codons genome-wide in the bacteria E. coli. The researchers aimed to reduce the number of codons in the E. coli genome to 57 from 64, and replaced more than 60,000 instances of seven codons with synonymous alternatives across all protein-coding genes.

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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.