This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: sequencing spiders and silk, and editing genetic circuits in humans.

Justifying Science

A House bill regarding NSF funding has stoked concerns over scientific freedom.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: neurodegeneration mutations, influenza transmission, immune system variations.

Mining Data Mountains

Collins sees the mining of disease-gene-trait links as a glimpse of the future of big data.

Adaptive Radiation

A biologist finds some species are adapting to Chernobyl's radiation.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: fetal DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing to track disease states, examining fragile chromosomes.

Species Explosions

Are modern species classifications and genetic techniques causing taxonomic inflation?

Scaling up Biodefense

The US is boosting its biofense capacity – an expensive proposition.

Testing Human Flaws

Will prenatal genomics test the moral boundaries about human imperfection?

Cost of the Personal

An article in the Vancouver Sun discusses whether personalized medicine will lead to higher drug costs.

It's a Good Thing

Retractions are a sign of integrity, argues the University of Montreal's Daniele Fanelli.

Wider Examination

Riken is scouring some 20,000 journal articles for evidence of image manipulation or plagiarism.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: differentially expressed genes in ulcerative colitis, conserved Trypanosoma cruzi sequences, and more.