This Week in Science

In Science this week: transmission of epigenetic states, and more.

Measuring Celebrity Scientists

A suggestion that many of today's notable scientists focus on communicating more than working in the lab.

Lab Equality

While society and the lab may be more welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, challenges of course remain.

Source of the Fever

DNA sequencing uncovered a mutation responsible for a man's high fevers and his son's death.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: European population history; Bacterium associated with Cholera recovery.

Then Again

23andMe reverses course on its plan to opt users into its relative finder program, Vox reports.

Science Advocates Call for Budget Boost. Again

A new report calls for increasing R&D spending in the US.

Newly Crowned 'Geniuses'

The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2014 fellows.

This Week in Genome Research

In Genome Research this week: potential fitness effects of ancient gene duplications, chromatin interaction analysis by paired-end tag sequencing, and more.

Microbial Approach to Better Crops

Researchers are focusing on the microbial community of plants to improve crops.

Money Where the Eye Is

Venture capitalists are investing the most in startups focused on eye-related issues, but investment in hearing-related startups is rising.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: phylogenetic study of beak and feather disease, sorghum genetic population structure coincides with African ethnolinguistic patterns, and more.

In a Name

Cancer specialists debate the merits of early screening for disease.