Genetic Snake Oil

The US Federal Trade Commission wants to see the science backing up genomics-based snake oil product claims.

Importance of the Microbiome

NYU's Martin Blaser discusses antibiotic overuse and the microbiome on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Hidden in the Data

Large pools of data like that in electronic medical records are enabling researchers to connect seemingly unrelated symptoms.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: a browser for personal genomes, high-quality draft genome sequences for Babesia parasites, and more.

Incidental Findings Primers

The Bioethics Commission has issued primers for researchers, clinicians, and direct-to-consumer companies to help manage incidental findings.

Into the Budget Mix

The announced Australian budget includes cuts, but also a new medical research fund.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: gene expression changes in maize endosperm, plant Y chromosome degeneration, and more.

Conferencing on Data

Forbes offers a glimpse of the increasingly complex world of biomedical IT.

Not Just Yet

US lawmakers pass a bill to extend R&D tax credits, but a law is unlikely any time soon.

Better Smarts

Researchers link variant of aging regulator Klotho to improved cognition.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman related to Sardinians, no rare variants linked to endometrial cancer yet, and more.

Patenting Dolly

A rejected patent on Dolly the cloned sheep may have a broad impact on personalized medicine.

Science Booming

The global output of scientists has been steadily growing at a high rate.