Burwell Confirmed

The US Senate has confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Big Bucks for BRAIN

BRAIN initiative partners seek $4.5 billion to fund new neurological mapping and research tools.

The Lego Lab

Lego is to introduce more female scientist figurines.

Whatever, Spinach Is Just Gross

Italian researchers find that some food preferences seem to be based in genetics.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: sheep genome and phylogenetic tree, and more.

Who Needs an Office?

Small start-up biotechs are using cafes and other spots.

Courtroom Genetics

In a commentary appearing in Neuron, Paul Appelbaum discusses the role of genetics in the courtroom.

Back to the Camel

In the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers trace one man's MERS-CoV infection to a camel from his herd.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: whole-genome sequencing aids in diagnosis of intellectual disability, and more.

Three-Person IVF

UK panel says three-person IVF may arrive in two years.

Not From These Mice

Further analysis of STAP-derived cells calls the method into question, the Nature News Blog reports.

Play the Game

A patent case is giving some biotech firms pause, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: inheritance of parental methylation patterns, polar bear population genomics, and more