Democratizing Genomics

The UK's plans to automate its genomics initiatives will democratize genomics.

Allure of Science

Initiatives to interest students in science careers have not brought about a "sea change," a column in the New York Times says.

In it Together?

The Scripps Research Institute and the University of Southern California mull a merger, reports U-T San Diego.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: pre-Columbian population patterns in Peru, role of dopamine genes in decision-making processes, and more.

And You Can Print It, Too

The European Medicine Agency announces changes to its data-sharing rules.

The Online Comments

The Internet is enabling post-publication review of science, the Economist writes.

The Banana Way

By modifying the banana genome, researchers hope to limit blindness in Ugandan children.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: historical migrations of Horn of Africa populations, paraquat-resistance genes in goosegrass, and more.

The 'Ugly Stew' of Science and Politics

There's a gulf between the expanding influence of science in human life and human understanding of it.

The Baby's Sequence

A graduate student and blogger sequenced his son's genome before he was born.

Within the Bounds

In criticizing a microbiome paper, the critic wants to keep from "overselling" the field.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: Mexican population dynamics and personalized medicine, and more.

A Bigger Brain Plan?

A think tank says the White House's BRAIN Initiative needs to be bigger and more expensive.