The Broad to Lay Off 22

Due to a decrease to a genome sequencing center grant, the Broad Institute is laying off 22 staffers, the Boston Globe reports.

Budgets and Patients

Young scientists are worried about faltering federal investments in science.

Not So Matchy-Matchy

Study indicates that published trial data and that reported to ClinicalTrials.gov don't always line up.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: mRNA half-life study, effect of transcription factor copy number on gene expression, and more.

Time to Retract?

The super-easy embryonic stem cell breakthrough has hit some snags.

Alejandro Zaffaroni Dies

Biotech entrepreneur Alejandro Zaffaroni has died.

Investigators Lost by Sequester

The sequester led to about a thousand fewer NIH-funded investigators, Jeremy Berg writes in ASBMB Today.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: skin and hair selection in Europeans, assembly of large metagenomic sequence sets, and more.

Genomic Dawn

Genomic medicine is really arriving now.

Disclosed Location

The Public Library of Science clarifies its data-sharing policy.

Genetics in Healthcare

South by Southwest includes more healthcare discussions, including one involving 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki.

Better Than Some

A follow-up column notes that some scientific fields follow approaches that may minimize false positive scientific findings.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes linked to endometriosis, mosquito genes involved in infection response, and more.