Genes of Risk

Variants in one gene have been linked to risk-taking behaviors, the New York Times reports.

Faster, Faster

University of Chicago researchers report using a supercomputer to speed up genome analysis.

New IOM Head

Victor Dzau from Duke University is to head the US National Academies’ Institute of Medicine.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: robustness and evolution, and circulating tumor DNA.

The Feces Category

A trio of researchers argues that fecal microbiota transplantation should be regulated as a tissue product rather than as a biologic.

Few More Months, Please

An English project to share medical data for researchers has been pushed back to the fall.

Different Way for Lab Tests

Wired has a Q&A with Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: set of benchmark genotypes, and more.

The Stealthy Genome

Homomorphic encryption may enable genomic data to stay private while still allowing researchers to study the data.

The Sun and Science

While people in the US may not have a clear understanding of basic science, they hold researchers in high esteem, a new survey says.

More Open-Access Options on the Way

Both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Society of London are launching open-access journals.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: k-mer-based approach to identify microbial species, new human-mouse sequence alignments, and more.

Another Stem Cell Investigation

Riken opens an investigation into the recently published stem cell work performed there.