Going Big

Med tech mergers and acquisitions heat up for the first part of 2014.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: gut microbial communities vary with gestational age, CombiGEM method, and more.

Geneticists Respond

More than a hundred population genetics and human evolution researchers sign a letter in the New York Times saying a recent book misrepresents their field.

What Makes a Crow Species?

Researchers are applying genomic approaches to the study of speciation.

A Patent, Too

An Australian minister suggests that patents be a metric for determining funding.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: snowpack microbiome, approach to estimate age of rare human variants, and more.

Where on the List

At Five Thirty-Eight, a statistician examines the number of papers written by female scientists and where on the author list they fall.

Updating the List

With a new application process, the Directory of Open Access Journals aims to remove predatory publishers from its list.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: x-ray structure of the Cascade complex, and more.

The Innovation Economy

What should the US government do to spur and nourish an innovation economy?

Who Needs Sleep?

Researchers tie a gene variant to needing less sleep.

And From the Other Side

A senator introduces a competing science funding bill.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: CRISPR/Cas9 used to generate cancer model, and more.