NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Tumor Foundation today announced a new research collaboration aimed at finding cures for neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).

Modeled after the Stand up to Cancer initiative, Synodos brings together researchers from 12 laboratories at academic and medical centers of excellence who will share information, datasets, and results, among other things, in order to accelerate the pace of new drug discovery.

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In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.