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Ancient DNA Adventurer

Svante Pääbo discusses his beginnings as an archaeologist and transition to studying ancient DNA with the New York Times.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: personal transcriptome, comparative genomics of white rot and brown rot, and more.

Lab Fire Settlement

A settlement has been reached in the case of a fatal lab fire at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Feting the Common Fund

Francis Collins says the Common Fund is making a difference — just look at the Microbiome Project.

The Paperwork Threat

Increasing bureaucratic obligations chip away at researchers' time to do research.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Herpesviridae family virus in primate genome, genetic diversity of HIV-1 in Jilin province, China, and more.

In This Case…

A scenario presented in the New England Journal of Medicine asks readers to decide whether a healthy individual worried about disease risk should undergo genetic testing and, if so, what sort of testing should be recommended.

BRCA, Lawsuits, and Rhetoric

Some good, some bad happenings in Myriad's legal disputes over BRCA tests.

Microbiota of Wounds

Researchers examine bacteria present in soldiers' wounds and their ties to outcomes.

Bold Science

In separate essays, researchers wonder whether Fred Sanger would receive funding in today's climate.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: crow genomes, and more.

That's Great, But Who Pays?

Insurance companies are beginning to shy away from paying for whole-exome sequencing as the volume of testing increases, Reuters reports.

Population Nosedive

Was the passenger pigeon population in a nosedive before it was shot out of the sky?