'The Perfect 46'

A new indie flick tells the tale of a genetics service that matches people with optimal mates, and then everything goes wrong.

Standard, but Flawed

A post at the Information Culture blog gives a quick history of peer review.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: loci involved in chicken domestication, low levels of genetic diversity in Neanderthals, and more.

Remote Genetics

Parts of the US with few medical geneticists are trying telegenetics.

Patent for Editing

The Broad receives a patent for its CRISPR-Cas9 system.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genome and transcriptome sequencing study of a pathogenic yeast, gene-diet interaction in colorectal cancer risk, and more.

From the Skin, hESCs

Researchers report advance in somatic cell nuclear transfer to generate embryonic stem cells.

Cautiously Optimistic

People in the US are warily optimistic about technological and scientific advances.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: Neanderthal and Denisovan methylation maps, and more.

Synthetic Futures

The synthetic biology game is starting to heat up.

Its Own Strain

A genetic analysis of the Ebola virus causing the West African outbreak indicates it evolved in parallel to nearby strains.

Stress of the Father

Mice that experience trauma have altered microRNA expression that is passed on to their progeny.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Down's syndrome analysis, and more.